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Associates and Partners

I am proud to present my associates and partner organizations. Associates may be available exclusively through Freelance Total Rewards, while others are independent and available directly. Freelance Total Rewards never “marks up” a consultant’s fees, so please contact us about getting assistance from any of these associates. We have many freelance friends as well, all over the world. If you have a need in any country of the world, I can most likely find a resource for you.

Associates—Freelance Total Rewards

Sahas Sankaran

Sahas Sankaran
Principal (Singapore, Malaysia)

Sahas joined Freelance Total Rewards in July 2016 as Principal, offering expert and strategic level guidance and assistance in developing total rewards and HR solutions, with extensive experience in global and Asia Pacific regional practices.


With 25 years regional rewards and HR experience, Sahas offers clients assistance in the following areas:

  • Total rewards strategy
  • Base and incentive compensation
  • Engagement
  • HR service delivery / lean HR
  • Performance management
  • Benefits harmonisation

Please read Bio – Sahas Sankaran


Shermaine Lim
Senior Consultant (Singapore)

Shermaine joined Freelance Total Rewards in June, 2017, bring eight years of in-house experience both in public and private (high tech) sectors. She has assisted clients in incentive design and job evaluation.

Shermaine can assist clients in the following areas:

  • job analysis and structures
  • base pay design
  • market pricing and analysis
  • employee benefits
  • incentive program review and development

Please read Bio – Shermaine Lim


Simin Ghadrdani, GRP
Principal (Dubai)

Simin has managed regional rewards in the Middle East for well-known companies such as Schlumberger and Siemens, building rewards programs in many areas.


Simin can assist clients in the following areas:

  • grading architecture and job evaluation
  • employee benefits
  • equity plans (e.g. employee share plans, stock option plans, etc.)
  • incentive design
  • international mobility
  • salary range development (e.g. salary/pay structures)
  • market analysis/benchmarking
  • annual salary reviews
  • compensation & benefits program updates
  • vendor management negotiations
  • pay delivery and HR/reward manual policy

Please read Simin Ghadrdani Profile


Here are some of the firms and solution providers I am happy to recommend to you.

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21st Century is a leading rewards consultancy based in Johannesburg, South Africa. They offer salary and benefits benchmarking surveys for general industry as well as specific industry sectors. See Data for more information.



The Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) represents Singapore’s employers as part of Singapore’s national Tripartite system. They offer a wide array of learning and advisory solutions aimed at helping Singapore businesses succeed. See the SNEF training page for learning opportunities.


HR Management and Business Solutions, Inc. is a human resources consultancy based in Manila, Philippines. Seasoned consultants offer HR program review and development assistance and learning events to help employers more effectively manage their people. Tom Farmer is a member of HRMBSi panel of consultants.

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