Board Foundation
Rorschacherstrasse 286
9016 St.Gallen
Switzerland

info@boardfoundation.org
+41 71 224 21 99

Board Foundation

The Board Foundation (BF) is a Swiss-based non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence in corporate governance. It aims to create value for individuals, organizations, and society by providing a global platform for development, networking, and innovation to board directors, governance professionals, and academics in the field of corporate governance.

The BF has three operating units: the Swiss Board School (SBS), the Swiss Institute of Directors (SIoD), and the International Center for Corporate Governance (ICCG).

Founded in 2013, the BF is committed to promoting good governance practices. It provides guidance on corporate governance principles, promotes transparency and accountability, and advocates for maintaining high standards of board professionalism. It firmly believes that combining practical and academic, national, and international, and legal and economic perspectives leads to the best governance solutions.

BF’s activities are guided by four core principles:

Independent: The BF strives to be independent of any particularistic or commercial interests in order to provide an impartial and unbiased perspective on corporate governance.

Integrated: The BF strives to combine theory and practice, organizational and legal considerations, as well as Swiss and international perspectives on corporate governance.

Innovative: The BF strives to be at the forefront of new trends in corporate governance and to help practitioners and academics put them into perspective.

Impactful: The BF strives to make a positive impact on an individual, organizational, and societal level in all activities in which it is involved.

Our

Institutions

Board Foundation

Team

  • Andrea Schmid

    Andrea Schmid

    Board Secretary

    Andrea Schmid

    Board Secretary

Board Foundation

Board of Trustees

  • Prof. Dr. Martin Hilb

    Member, Board of Trustees

    Prof. Dr. Martin Hilb

    Member, Board of Trustees

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Hilb

    Chair, Board of Trustees

    Prof. Dr. Michael Hilb

    Chair, Board of Trustees

  • Dr. Mark Macus

    Member, Board of Trustees

    Dr. Mark Macus

    Member, Board of Trustees

  • Prof. Dr. Roland Müller

    Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

    Prof. Dr. Roland Müller

    Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

  • Dr. Nina Spielmann

    Member, Board of Trustees

    Dr. Nina Spielmann

    Member, Board of Trustees

Board Foundation

Insights

  • Board Guides

    Primer on Climate-related Directors’ Duties

  • Board News

    Successful Graduation of the Swiss Board Certificate Cohort 22/23

  • Board News

    A Tribute to Martin Hilb

  • Board News

    Changes in Leadership at the Board Foundation

Empowering Board Leaders

Benefit from the full power of the combined offerings of the Swiss Board School, the Swiss Institute of Directors, and the International Center for Corporate Governance.

Develop

Equip yourself with the skills needed to become an even more effective board chair, member, or secretary. Benefit from a broad range of education programs and a knowledge base that combines best board practices with educational excellence.

Connect

Nurture your network and share ideas with other board leaders facing the same opportunities and challenges. Develop your board portfolio by identifying, assessing, and pursuing opportunities for open board positions.

Inspire

Gain insights into the latest regulatory developments and academic research in corporate governance. Stay ahead of the curve by learning about upcoming trends and developments so you can truly add value to your boards.