Board and Committees
The Ventas Board of Directors consists of ten members. The Board has five committees: the Audit and Compliance Committee (responsible for independent audits and management controls), the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (responsible for nominating director candidates and corporate governance matters), the Executive Compensation Committee (responsible for establishing financial remuneration and benefits for the Company's executive officers), the Investment Committee (responsible for reviewing the Company's investment/divestiture transactions) and the Executive Committee (responsible for directing selected business affairs of the Company during intervals between general board meetings).
Board of Director Meetings
The Board held a total of eight meetings during 2016. In addition, there were four meetings of the Audit Committee, twelve meetings of the Compensation Committee, five meetings of the Nominating Committee, one meeting of the Investment Committee and no meetings of the Executive Committee.