His basic salary was S$830,955, while his variable performance pay was S$1,040,759, making a total of S$1,871,714.
This was revealed in SMRT’s newly-released annual report
The number of SMRT shares awarded to him however, remained unchanged at 260,000.
Kuek was receiving the highest amount of salary that SMRT has ever paid any of its CEOs, but this pay cut brings his salary down to the level of his predecessor, Saw Paik Hwa.
SMRT didn’t explain why Kuek’s salary was slashed.
The company defended his record and said that his pay was benchmarked against the pay of CEOs of peer companies, and that it was competitive and at a responsible level.