Knight Gianella Board of Directors' survey 2021/22

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 as well as the pandemic-related uncertainties 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 Professor Stefan Michel, dean at IMD (International Institute for Management Development, based in Lausanne) 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 26, 2021 on the occasion of the 25th Bad Ragaz Board of Directors' Conference.