Knight Gianella Board of Directors' survey 2018/19

Swiss boards of directors are under pressure. The numerous upheavals in the political as well as the regulatory environment, the accelerated development of new technologies and the associated strategic challenges but also media coverage as well as the increased interest of shareholder activists in Swiss companies change the requirements for boards of directors. To obtain a precise picture of these developments and their impact, the executive search consulting firm Knight Gianella has again conducted this traditional survey among board members.


Knight Gianella has drawn up a list of questions and has commissioned Dichter Research to conduct an anonymous online survey of the members of the board of directors of listed and non-listed larger companies in Switzerland.


This meaningful and representative report was presented and discussed on November 23, 2018 on the occasion of the 22nd Bad Ragaz Board of Directors' Conference.