Swiss Institute of Directors
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Swiss Institute of Directors

Founded in 2014, the Swiss Institute of Directors (SIoD) is the leading network of corporate directors in Switzerland and the Swiss representative of the European Confederation of Directors‘ Associations (ecoDa) and of the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI).

The SIoD provides a wide range of resources, services, and networking opportunities to its members. It serves as a platform for directors to exchange knowledge, share best practices, and develop their leadership skills. The organization offers workshops to help directors enhance their management capabilities and stay abreast of the evolving business landscape.

Membership in the SIoD network is highly regarded and provides numerous benefits. Members gain access to a vast network of experienced professionals, receive regular publications and research reports, and can participate in exclusive events and conferences. The SIoD also offers a range of support services, including tools, advisory, and director recruitment listings.

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Team

  • Paola La Pietra

    Dr. Paola La Pietra

    Director, Svizzera Italiana

    Dr. Paola La Pietra

    Director, Svizzera Italiana

  • Dr. Jérôme Monnier

    Director, Suisse Romande

    Dr. Jérôme Monnier

    Director, Suisse Romande

  • Nicole Stambach

    Nicole Stambach

    Director, Deutschschweiz

    Nicole Stambach

    Director, Deutschschweiz

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Chapter Chairs

  • Peter Brändle

    Dr. Peter Brändle

    Chair, Collaboration & Sustainability Board Chapter

    Dr. Peter Brändle

    Chair, Collaboration & Sustainability Board Chapter

  • Deborah Carlson Burkhart

    Déborah Carlson-Burkhart

    Chair, Risk & Compliance Board Chapter

    Déborah Carlson-Burkhart

    Chair, Risk & Compliance Board Chapter

  • Ronald Fehlmann

    Ronald Fehlmann

    Chair, Strategy & Innovation Board Chapter

    Ronald Fehlmann

    Chair, Strategy & Innovation Board Chapter

  • Felix Horber

    Dr. Felix Horber

    Chair, Board Secretary Chapter

    Dr. Felix Horber

    Chair, Board Secretary Chapter

  • Anja Lagodny

    Chair, International Board Chapter

    Anja Lagodny

    Chair, International Board Chapter

  • Stefano Santinelli

    Chair, Board Chapter Svizzera italiana

    Stefano Santinelli

    Chair, Board Chapter Svizzera italiana

  • Thomas Sieber

    Dr. Thomas Sieber

    Chair, People & Organization Board Chapter

    Dr. Thomas Sieber

    Chair, People & Organization Board Chapter

  • Patrick Vogler

    Patrick Vogler

    Chair, Finance & Audit Board Chapter

    Patrick Vogler

    Chair, Finance & Audit Board Chapter

Chapter Chairs

Purpose & Focus

The chapter aims to bring boards of directors together to promote an intensive exchange on strategy and innovation. Through joint discussion and analysis, best practices are to be developed in order to strengthen boards of directors in their role as strategic shapers and innovators and to promote the long-term success of companies.

The chapter aims to create an exclusive forum for the intensive exchange of expertise and best practices among board members in the area of finance and audit matters. By fostering an open dialog, it strives for the continuous development of its members in order to promote efficient and transparent governance in boards of directors.

The chapter strives to bring together board members with an interest in human resources and organizational issues to facilitate a comprehensive exchange on best practices and innovative approaches. The aim is to promote synergies, develop best practices and thus strengthen the effectiveness of boards of directors and maximize their contribution to organizational excellence.

The chapter aims to share risk and compliance within the board of directors in order to develop best practices and overcome challenges. Its aim is to promote a comprehensive understanding of legal requirements and risk management strategies to ensure effective governance and compliance in boards of directors.

The chapter strives to promote the exchange of effective collaboration with stakeholders and sustainable practices in the board of directors. Its aim is to share best practices, develop innovative approaches and thus contribute to responsible and future-oriented corporate governance.

The chapter aims to promote exchange among board chairs. It aims to create a network of board chairs to share best practices, discuss challenges and jointly develop innovative solutions. The aim is to develop best practices, strengthen the effectiveness of board chairs and maximize their contribution to the long-term success of companies.

The chapter aims to promote the exchange and development of board secretaries. Its aim is to create a network for professionals to share best practices, discuss challenges and jointly develop innovative solutions. Through regular meetings and resource support, the chapter strives to promote the professionalism and efficiency of its members in this demanding role.

The Chapter aims to create a network for members of boards of directors who operate in an international context to promote the exchange of best practice, experience and industry-specific knowledge. By bringing together board directors, innovative solutions are to be developed to overcome global challenges in the area of corporate governance.

The chapter aims to create an effective network for the exchange of expertise, experience and best practice in Suisse Romandie. Through regular meetings and targeted discussions, it strives to promote the quality of corporate governance and strengthen boards of directors in the region.

The chapter's goal is to create an effective network for the exchange of expertise, experience and best practices in Svizzera italiana. Through regular meetings and focused discussions, it seeks to promote the quality of corporate governance and strengthen boards in the region.

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Board of Governors

  • Dr. Monica Duca Widmer

    Member, Board of Governors

    Dr. Monica Duca Widmer

    Member, Board of Governors

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Hilb

    President, Board of Governors

    Prof. Dr. Michael Hilb

    President, Board of Governors

  • Prof. Dr. Roland Müller

    Member, Board of Governors

    Prof. Dr. Roland Müller

    Member, Board of Governors

  • Prof. Dr. Gilbert Probst

    Vice President, Board of Governors

    Prof. Dr. Gilbert Probst

    Vice President, Board of Governors

  • Prof. Dr. Marie-Noëlle Zen-Ruffinen

    Member, Board of Governors

    Prof. Dr. Marie-Noëlle Zen-Ruffinen

    Member, Board of Governors

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Events

  • International Board Circle 24

    The International Board Circle offers internationally oriented board members the opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues with similar interests and challenges and to discuss the latest trends in corporate management.

    20.6.2024, 16:00 - 22:00open

  • Swiss Board Day 24

    The annual Swiss Board Day offers an insight into the latest findings from VR practice and research and provides an opportunity for networking.

    21.6.2024, 10:00 - 17:35open

  • Swiss Board Secretary Circle 24

    Die jährlich stattfindende Netzwerk-Veranstaltung für Corporate Secretaries bietet Gelegenheit, sich auszutauschen und einen Einblick in die neuesten Erkenntnisse aus der Corporate-Secretary-Praxis und -Forschung zu erhalten.

    23.10.2024, 17:00 - 21:00open

Become a Member of the Swiss Institute of Directors (SIoD)

Benefit from Switzerland’s largest board network and its international partners in the Global Network of Directors Institute (GNDI) and the European Confederation of Directors’ Associations (ecoDa).

We offer three membership tiers: Standard, Plus and Enterprise.

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* Swiss Board Secretary Circle for board secretaries

SIoD Plus

SIoD Enterprise

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.

Innovate

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.