Executive Compensation & Corporate Governance Insights – Part 2

The first part of ExCo Insights 2017 summarised the key highlights for the largest 100 Swiss listed companies regarding the level of compensation of CEOs and other executives, as well as chairmen and other board members. Then, it studied the much-discussed differences between financial-services (FS) and nonfinancial- services (non-FS) companies – and unearthed some arguably surprising patterns. Specifically, the overall rise in executive compensation since 2009 has mostly been driven by non-FS companies rather than FS companies.

PwC’s ExCo Insights 2017, part 2 now focuses on pay-for-performance in Switzerland. For an overall assessment of this challenging topic, one has to consider multiple perspectives.
We hope that this analysis provides useful background and benchmark information as companies, boards, managers, and policymakers reflect on the adequacy of incentive systems in Swiss companies. Based on the results presented in this part 2, ExCo Insights 2017, part 3 will discuss new methods of pay design and will offer an analysis of the demands of shareholders in the upcoming annual general meeting season.

Read the ExCo Insights 2017 – Part 2

We look forward to engaging in dialogue with you.

Dr. Robert Kuipers
Partner People & Organisation PwC
+41 58 792 45 30

Remo Schmid
Partner People & Organisation, PwC
+41 58 792 46 08

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Robert Kuipers

Robert Kuipers
Birchstrasse 160
Postfach, 8050 Zurich
+41 58 792 45 30

Robert is a Partner in the People and Organisation Consulting department in Zurich and is head of Consulting in Switzerland. He has more than 20 years’ working experience in the field of human resource advisory, specialising in corporate governance, reward and total compensation design.

He is a member of the PwC Global Reward Leadership team and a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences. In addition, he is a member of the PwC partner pension fund and of the investment committee. Robert is co-author of PwC Switzerland’s annual “Executive Compensation & Corporate Governance” survey .