St.Gallen Board Conference

Discover the latest boardroom best practices and connect with board members, thought leaders, and like-minded peers.
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Programme overview

The St.Gallen Board Conference brings together senior chairs and board members, St.Gallen’s governance scholars as well as leading search consultants and board thought leaders. It has been designed for like-minded peers who seek to have insightful debates on latest trends in corporate governance and boardroom best practices, and for those who seek to pursue inspiring encounters with experienced non-executive directors.

Next step

Are you interested in this programme? You have the opportunity to visit an info event to find out if this executive education fits you and your career planning:

Contact person

Learn more about the programme in a personal conversation.

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Prof. Dr. Georg Guttmann Director of Board Programmes

Programme details

Programme type







1 day


Executive Campus, St.Gallen


CHF 1'950

Target group

Board, C-Level, Functional Manager, Owner/Entrepreneur, Senior Manager

Next date

Start date: 25.10.2024
places available
Start date: 17.10.2025
places available

Your benefits

  • Obtain insights on latest trends in boardroom effectiveness

    Obtain latest insights from St.Gallen’s academic faculty on what constitutes effective corporate governance and boardroom best practices.

  • Learn from experienced chairs and board members

    Explore real-life boardroom cases from chairs and board members who share first-hand experiences that have both been instructive and inspirational for them.

  • Engage with peers from other boardrooms

    Get to know other senior boardroom decision makers and build relationships with like-minded peers who share your interest in boardroom excellence.

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Faculty & Speakers

Manuel Ammann Website

Prof. Manuel Ammann
University of St.Gallen

Ton Buechner

Ton Buechner
Board Member,

JC Deslarzes Website 2

JC Deslarzes
Adecco Group

Sandra Emme

Sandra Emme
Board Member,
Belimo Holding

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Prof. Reto Foellmi
Professor of International

Georg Guttmann

Prof. Georg Guttmann
Assistant Professor of Intl.
Corporate Governance

Naomi Haefner

Prof. Naomi Haefner
Assistant Professor of
Technology Management

Nicole Herzog Website e1715093170323

Nicole Herzog

Norbert K squared

Norbert Kuehnis
Leader Family Business,
PwC Switzerland

T Laamanen

Prof. Tomi Laamanen
Professor of Strategic

Ines Poeschel

Ines Poeschel
Board Member,
Alcon Inc.

Stephanie Schoss Website

Dr. Stephanie Schoss
Director of Competence
Centre for Top Team

Simone Stebler Website e1708597429406

Simone Stebler
Egon Zehnder

Regula Walimann

Regula Wallimann
Board Member,
Straumann Group

Judith Walls Website

Prof. Judith Walls
Professor of Sustainability

Dorothea Wenzel Website

Dr. Dorothea Wenzel
Board Member,
Servier Pharmaceuticals

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Typical participants include:

  • Incumbent chairs and board members.

  • Executives who are interested in understanding boardroom dynamics.

  • Representatives of foundations, nonprofits or professional services firms.

  • Professionals who are interested in serving on a corporate, startup or nonprofit board.

  • All industries are welcome.

  • All ownership types are welcome (e.g. publicly held, private equity-owned, family-controlled).


Track 1: Navigating Geopolitics from the Board

Track 2: Strategising from the Board

Track 3: Driving ESG from the Board

Track 4: Using AI in the Boardroom

Track 5: Contributing Value as a Board Member

Track 6: Family Governance

Track 7: What Chairs Expect from Board Members

Track 8: Best Practices in Board Search

Track 9: Building a Portfolio of Board Mandates

Track 10: Start-up Governance

Are you interested?

We look forward to your registration for the St.Gallen Board Conference!


Virtual Info Session St.Gallen Board Programmes // 24 July 2024

Wednesday, 24.07.2024
18:00 - 19:00
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Virtual Info Session St.Gallen Board Programmes // 12 September 2024

Thursday, 12.09.2024
18:00 - 19:00
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Do you require further information?

I am gladly available for you and look forward to hearing from you.

Georg Guttmann 4

Prof. Dr. Georg Guttmann Director of Board Programmes

Why University of St.Gallen

The HSG - your partner for first-class executive education in Switzerland

At the University of St. Gallen (HSG), you can choose from one of the largest executive education portfolios in the German speaking region – the right programme for your needs and career objectives. The renowned quality and practical relevance of the learning experience convinces more than 6000 participants per year. Profit from an Executive Degree from St.Gallen – the best business school in the German-speaking world – and get ahead in your career!

  • For high-quality teaching and executive training by top researchers

  • For competent executives

  • For Lifelong Learning

  • For international collaborations

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