Executive Compensation Report

The report on 2019 executive compensation design in Switzerland can be ordered now

Executive Compensation Report

To Board members, Compensation Committee members, CEOs, Corporate HR heads, C&B heads

This is to introduce the sixth edition of our report on executive compensation design in Switzerland. The report includes over 65 company profiles covering board compensation structure and executive incentive plan design! In addition, companies that purchase the report will be invited to attend two roundtables per year, at no additional cost. The roundtables are a great opportunity to hear about and discuss latest trends on the market and will be structured as follows:


Autumn 2020 roundtable

2 November 2020 - virtually

Spring 2021 roundtable

2 June 2021 - virtually

Morning session

  • Presentation of the report and overview of trends in executive compensation (Agnès Blust Consulting)
  • Measures taken on governance and compensation matters in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic (guest speakers: Riet Cadonau – board chair and CEO of dormakaba, board member of Georg Fischer, Logitech and Zehnder Group; Silvia Gatti – Lead Analyst DACH and Marie Römer – Analyst DACH at Glass Lewis)
  • Retrospective on the AGM season (Agnès Blust Consulting)
  • Conflicting priorities between private economy and politics (guest speakers: Christoph Mäder - Chair of
    economiesuisse and Board Member of
    Baloise, EMS-Chemie and Lonza; Christoph Brutschin - former Head of
    the Department of Economic, Social
    and Environmental Affairs of the
    Canton of Basel Stadt and former Chair of the Cross-Cantonal Conference of Directors of Economic Affairs)

Afternoon session

“ERFA” (Erfahrungsaustausch) session for participants on compensation topics. All participants provide topics of interest to Agnès Blust Consulting. The topics will be shared amongst all participants ahead of the meeting so that participants can prepare accordingly. C&B experts can use the afternoon session to share information in a confidential set-up (closed roundtable)

The report is organized similarly to previous years, with an overview of compensation model of the Board of Directors and Executive Committees in the SMI Expanded in 2019 in a three-year-view. In addition, the company profiles will provide you with specific 2019 information on each of the organizations of the SMI Expanded on:

  • Structure of board compensation
  • Short-term incentive plan design including target level, maximum payout opportunity, key performance indicators
  • Deferral plans including vehicle (cash/equity), deferral period, vesting conditions, key performance indicators
  • Long-term incentive plan design including target level, maximum payout opportunity, key performance indicators, vehicle (cash/equity), vesting period, provisions in case of termination

In the appendices, which are additionally provided as an Excel file, the company-specific information is summarized in tables to make it easy for you to compare the various compensation systems.

Order your copy of the report and secure your participation to the roundtable on 18 May 2021 now!