Executive Compensation


  • CEO's $159 Million Pension 'Borders on Obscene'     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 7:45 AM ET

    The super-sized pension of John Hammergren, current chairman and CEO of drug distributor McKesson, is "outrageous," says management guru Jeffrey Sonnenfeld.

  • Stand and Deliver: Apple Ties CEO Award to Stock Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 8:04 PM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Apple added a caveat to CEO Tim Cook's one-time stock award: They're tying it, in part, to the performance of the stock, which is down 42 percent from its high above $700.

  • Toyota Leadership's Big Payday     Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    After leading the automaker back to the top in global sales, the company's board and CEO are likely to sign off on a 28 percent pay increase for the company's leadership, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Morgan Stanley CEO in the Hot Seat     Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 10:21 AM ET

    James Gorman got his pay approved despite the stock's performance during his tenure. CNBC's Mary Thompson provides highlights from the big bank's shareholder meeting, with Mike Mayo, Credit Agricole Securities bank analyst.

  • Modest Wages of China Execs Still Too High Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 9:17 PM ET

    Chinese executives at state-owned groups have long been among the lowest paid of their global peers, but even their apparently meager pay is generating controversy. The Financial Times reports.

  • Are corporate leaders paid too much? CNBC's Mary Thompson has the details from a new report that shows who is making the most money.

  • Which CEOs Got Top Pay in 2012?     Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 7:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reveals the names and numbers behind the nation's highest paid corporate leaders.

  • Cashing in on Seasonal Staples and Niche Brands     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:15 AM ET

    Martin Franklin, Executive Chairman at Jarden, provides perspective on the health of the U.S. consumer; and weighs in on promoting brand growth.

  • JC Penney's Ron Johnson Gets Big Pay Cut     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports the troubled CEO will not get a bonus or stock awards for 2012, as the retail giant implements a series of turnaround plans. And, Christie Hefner, former Chairman & CEO of Playboy Enterprises, discusses how to evaluate executive compensation.

  • Chegg.com CEO: Parsing the Pay Gap     Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    In a wide-ranging interview, Daniel Rosensweig, Chegg president and CEO, discusses how online sales taxes will impact retailers, and the widening gap between highly-paid executives and employees.

  • 'Pain Point'? Wall Street Fed Up With Bad Bonuses Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:07 PM ET

    Two of every five Wall Street workers are ready to head elsewhere, and higher pay may not even help.

  • Lower CEO Pay and Better Results in Europe? Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 4:23 AM ET

    Executive excess need not be etched in stone. Just look at the Nordic region, where an egalitarian tradition and a high quality of life leave top managers content with lower paychecks.

  • Bank Bonuses Under Attack?     Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    European Union ministers are meeting to consider placing a cap on banker bonuses. Could the bonus cap happen here in the U.S.? John Liu, New York City Comptroller, weighs in.

  • Switzerland Votes to Limit Exec Pay     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 4:31 PM ET

    Tom Curran, Peckar & Abramson, and Andrew Stoltmann, Stoltmann Law Office, discuss whether new Swiss caps on pay are good or bad for the markets.

  • Switzerland Targets the 'Fat Cats'     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Carolin Roth reports voters in Switzerland are overwhelmingly backing a plan giving shareholders authority over executive pay.

  • The Decline of Andrew Mason's Wealth     Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 10:55 AM ET

    It seems former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason is leaving the company with a lot less wealth than he had a year ago, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • GM: Requesting $9 Million CEO Pay, Not $11.1 Million Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:52 AM ET
    Dan Akerson

    Late Monday CNBC reported the company will ask the federal government for approval to pay CEO Dan Akerson $11.1 million in 2013. After initially saying it had no comment on pay requests for its top executives, GM now says it is requesting Akerson receive total compensation of $9 million.

  • Novartis Scraps $78 Million Pay for Outgoing Chairman Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 4:35 AM ET
    Daniel Vasella Chairman of Novartis

    Novartis said it would scrap a 72 million Swiss franc ($77.98 million) pay package for outgoing chairman Daniel Vasella, bowing to mounting anger in Switzerland before an investor meeting on Friday.

  • TeliaSonera CEO Quits Over Shadowy Uzbek Deal Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 6:32 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass the TeliaSonera AB company headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.

    The chief executive of Nordic and emerging markets telecoms group TeliaSonera resigned on Friday after an in-house investigation into its purchase of an Uzbekistan 3G licence harshly criticized the deal.

  • Chesapeake CEO to Step Down; Shares Jump After-Hours Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 6:58 PM ET

    Chesapeake Energy, battling a governance crisis and financial strain, said that CEO Aubrey McClendon is leaving the company.

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