Agnès Blust Consulting was founded by Agnès Hoevenaars (-Blust) in October 2013 and offers services to Swiss listed companies in the area of executive compensation.
Through my background as Work and Organizational Psychologist and 15 years of experience in Compensation & Benefits roles in multinational companies, I strongly believe that compensation programs should remain simple and transparent in order to have a positive impact on people.
Most individuals have a strong intrinsic motivation and there is no remuneration program that can replace intrinsic motivation. The opposite is true: an over-sophistication of the remuneration systems is confusing and does not drive motivation or performance!
I can help you create a positive remuneration experience for your employees and your key stakeholders by simplifying your compensation programs and by communicating proactively with your key stakeholders.
2011-2013Head Corporate Compensation & Benefits @ Sika Services AG
2009-2011Head C&B Asia Middle East, Africa @ Novartis Pharma AG
2007-2009Head C&B Europe Middle East Africa @ Unisys
2005-2007Associate Director C&B Europe @ UBS AG
2000-2005HR Manager and C&B Manager Europe @ Unisys Schweiz AG
1999-2000Compensation Consultant @ Watson Wyatt AG
I see a thoughtful and thorough approach to compensation as key to supporting a sustainable business strategy. I believe that successful implementation goes beyond mere non-negotiable compliance and regulatory aspects, it requires an emphasis on a compensation program´s overarching purpose and underlying principles. In following such an approach, a well-thought compensation design is a powerful tool to support business objectives and to strengthen overall corporate culture and values.
During my career over the past 17 years as an expert in executive compensation, reward governance and regulatory matters, I've gained extensive expertise of a variety of reward topics. I look forward to building on this know-how and to working with you on rewards matters.
2013–2017Head Reward Governance & Regulatory Compliance, Executive Director @ UBS Switzerland AG Zurich
2009–2013Head Group Reward Governance & Executive Compensation, Executive Director @ UBS AG Zurich
2007–2009Senior Executive Compensation, Director @ UBS AG Zurich
2004–2007Compensation Design & Analysis and Strategic Projects, Director @ UBS AG Zurich and London branch
2001–2004Manager Compensation Consulting @ Arthur Andersen AG, later Ernst & Young AG, Zurich
2000Master degree in economics @ University of Zurich
Having just finished my university studies (Master of science in business and economics), I look forward to building on my first practical experience of the last two years by supporting various compensation projects for our clients.
I am responsible for the development of our products, including the yearly report on “Executive Compensation Design in the SMI Expanded” and the customized benchmarking analysis of Board compensation. I believe that it is key to provide our clients with market intelligence that is comprehensive, accurate and relevant.
Since 2015Master of science in business and economics, University of Bern
2011-2015Bachelor of science in economics, University of Bern
2015-2017Sales and marketing coordinator at Obermatt AG (part-time)
2012-2017Educator at Eingliederungsstätte Baselland (part-time)
Prior 2012Diverse part-time positions to finance the studies, internships
Since 2013Accountant, Agnès Blust Consulting AG
2008-2010Finance & Adminstration, Bolle & Compagnie SA
1992-2008Finance & Administration, Rollvis SA
1974-1992Owner of Christiane Hermann Comptabilités
Prior to 1974Diverse positions in accounting