klingler Governance- & Remuneration Report 2021 / 2022

The “klingler Governance- & Vergütungsreport” analyses and comments the different compensation practices of board and executive committees of all listed companies in the Swiss Performance Index (SPI) on the basis of the latest annual reports and provides a deep insight into the organisation and work structures of the board members and management.

The sixth edition of our highly acclaimed publication presents the compensation practices at the level of the board of directors and of the executive board of the companies listed in the SPI as well as the latest findings in a comprehensible, clearly structured and relevant form. This year’s edition focuses on the one hand on the findings regarding the new obligation required by the Swiss law to disclose progress on gender pay analysis and pay equality, and on the other hand on the increasing influence of proxy advisors.

Who sits on the board of directors of SPI-listed companies?

By its very nature, the demographic composition of the board of directors changes only slowly.

Still, the proportion of women is increasing slowly but steadily from year to year and now stands at 20% for all SPI companies, compared with 17% in 2019 / 2020 and around 15% in 2018. Nevertheless, listed companies are still a long way from the target of 30% at board level that is being discussed at political level. 

Who is appointed as CEO?

In total, 1037 of the surveyed members of executive boards are male and 83 board members are female. This corresponds to a female share of 7.4%. The typical CEO is 56 years old, has been in the role for seven years and was previously head of a division of the same company.

Data and key points

The report includes an analysis of:

  • 192 SPI companies / 1337 board members / 1120 management members
  • Information on the structure and compensation of CEOs and board members
  • Interesting findings on the current handling of the legally applicable disclosure obligation regarding equal pay in Swiss companies
  • Reflections on the increasing influence of proxies

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