National Leader for Eckler’s Compensation Consulting Practice, Anand offers a combination of strategic and technical skills gained through more than 25 years of consulting and industry experience both locally and internationally. A trusted advisor to Board members and management, Anand is an expert in the design and implementation of corporate governance and compensation programs that support organizational strategy and objectives, as well as stakeholders’ interests.

Anand has advised Boards and executives at several leading public and private organizations. He has worked across multiple sectors, including financial services, insurance, mining, energy, chemical, consumer products, construction, manufacturing, retail, not-for-profit, public sectors and private equity. His extensive knowledge in compensation design and using performance metrics in incentive plans helps organizations to strike the right balance between retention and performance.

A frequent speaker at industry events, Anand also shares his industry insights by authoring articles and being a faculty member of The Directors College.

Anand graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) degree specializing in Finance and Economics.  He graduated from the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) Program from McMaster University and obtained his Global Professional of Human Resources (GPHR) designation from the Human Resource Certification Institute in Virginia.  Anand has completed the Canadian Securities Institute’s (CSC) and (CPH) courses.

Areas of Expertise

  • Compensation philosophy and total rewards strategy
  • Variable/incentive pay design and administration
  • Pay equity support
  • Market insights and research on salary budget planning and HR practices/trends
  • Compensation disclosure
  • Compensation program assessment
  • Pay for performance analysis
  • Pay governance and administration guidelines
  • Board governance and remuneration
  • Total compensation statements and communications
  • Market benchmarking
  • Job evaluation and classification
  • Custom compensation surveys
  • Executive compensation reviews
  • Special situations (i.e., Mergers and Acquisitions, Initial Public Offerings, Key Employee Retention Programs, etc.)

Professional Qualifications

Professional Qualifications
  • University of Toronto – Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
  • Human Resource Certification Institute – Global Professional of Human Resources (GPHR)
  • Chartered Director (C.Dir.), McMaster University
Professional Memberships
  • Member of GTA Rewards Association
Professional Activities
  • Served as a faculty member of the Directors College, McMaster University

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