Board Appointments

In the German-speaking parts of Europe, we are regarded as one of the leading players in Board Appointments. We are entrusted with mandates aimed at adding expertise, organizing succession management, restructuring the Board in preparation for spin-offs and IPOs and making new appointments in the event of major restructuring programs and corporate reorganizations. Sometimes, we are asked to resolve a crisis situation! Board renewal was on our agenda long before international investors began to call for better corporate governance and greater professionalism in top management. Indeed, we have been dealing with these matters since as far back as 1989. We were one of the co-founders of the Bad Ragaz Board Member Days and are frequently invited to speak at corporate events or write a column for the business press. Either way, we adopt a clear position and articulate firm opinions. When it comes to evaluating and renewal boardrooms, our clients tend to involve us, in the capacity of professional and independent consultants, at an early stage in the proceedings.

Phase 1

Familiarization with the task 

Client briefing

Finalization of the specifications and job profile(s)

Compilation of the client- and BoD mandate documentation

Development of a transparent search strategy

Market and data base analysis/market intelligence

Preparation of an encompassing long-list

Phase 2

Evaluation, benchmarking and validation of the long-list

Selection and definition of the "to be approached" personalities

Direct approach, carried out personally by the project leader(s)

Presentation of the BoD mandate

Interviews, assessment, selection

Feedback discussions

Presentation of results to the client

Preparation of te dossiers

Definition of the short-list 



Phase 3

Presentation and discussion of the short-list

Personal introduction of the final preselected personalities to the Board Members

Support of further evaluation and selection by the Board Members incl. final decision making

Support of the external approval process

BoD mandate agreement/contract