schillingreport 2023 – Transparency at the Top

The Executive and Supervisory Boards of the largest Swiss Companies and the Public Sector

For the first time, more than half (52%) of the 100 largest Swiss employers employ at least 3 women on the supervisory board, at the same time the share of companies with at least 3 women on the executive board rises to 20%. The number of female CEOs increases from 9 to 10 – and has already developed to 11 during the current year. At the same time, the number of female CFOs increases from 9 to 14. Thus 20% of companies employ a female CEO or CFO. 56% of the newly appointed executive board members do not hold Swiss citizenship – a record figure. The percentage of foreign executive board members climbs to an all-time high of 47%.

The schillingreport has been collecting data on the composition of the executive boards and boards of directors of the approximately 100 largest Swiss employers since 2006. The analyses show how these bodies have developed over the last 18 years, with a special focus on gender diversity and the proportion of foreigners on the executive floors. For the seventh time, the schillingreport compares the management bodies of the private sector with those of public administrations, as well as the gender diversity pipeline.

The schillingreport ensures transparency at the top.

Further information can be found in the schillingreport 2023 and under Media Release.