Sandro V. Gianella

Trusted board advisor on C-Level, CEO and non executive director searches


Married, one daughter
Languages: German, French, Italian, English
Business Economist
Various positions with BP and Nestlé
Executive Search & Boardroom Consultant since 1987
Founder/Managing Partner Knight Gianella & Partner Ltd. (1996)
Co-founder and Joint Chairman of the annual Bad Ragaz Board Member Conference (Chairman since 1996)
Author of articles on corporate governance and management issues
Regular interlocutor for business journalists and guest on television and radio shows
Advisory Council/Corporate Governance-Academy ZfU Ltd. International Business School, Thalwil (Switzerland)
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of a (private)   organization with focus on science, education and research in the field of Nephrologie
Chairman Jockey Club Switzerland


Liane Renz


Fon      +41 44 421 29 03

Irene Züttel


Fon      +41 44 421 29 09

Barbara Frei


Fon      +41 44 421 29 01

Dr. Fabienne E. Meier

Specializing in CEO, C-Level and non-executive director searches


Married, a daughter and a son
Languages: German, Italian, French and English
Business Economist (St. Gallen) und Master of Corporate Board
Master thesis: The Corporate Board – agile committee with innovation responsibility
Various positions with Unilever and Hilti
Head of ZfU Strategy Academy and Corporate Board
Member of the management team of a strategy consultancy
Partner (incl. foundation and development) of an eCommerce company
Since 2020 Executive Search & Boardroom Consultant and Partner of Knight Gianella & Partner AG
Moderation of the annual Bad Ragaz Board Member Conference



Manuela Bochsler


Fon      +41 44 421 29 21

Stephan Reifferscheid

Specializing in CEO and C-Level searches


Married, two children
Languages: German, English
Business Economist (St. Gallen)/MBA (USA)
Management and consulting assignments in an international industrial holding in the field of investment management
From 1987 onwards, seven years as senior consultant with St. Gallen Consulting Group (now Marsh & McLennan Companies)
Main areas of work: strategy development at international level, general management consulting
Executive Search and Boardroom Consultant since 1994
Founder and Partner of Knight Gianella & Partner AG (1996)


Manuela Bochsler


Fon      +41 44 421 29 21