As part of the general assembly analyses for Swiss companies, Ethos analyses in detail the different board propositions and establishes voting recommendations. In particular since the introduction of the Minder initiative, shareholders of Swiss companies are required to approve remunerations for board members and executive management. Ethos publishes below the latest remunerations of chairmen and CEO of the SMI listed companies. This information will be constantly updated throughout the year as companies communicate their remuneration.

See also: Dates of general meetings & voting positions

2017 remuneration of the chairmen and CEO of the SMI listed companies

Company nameChairmanCEO
NameRemuneration [CHF]NameRemuneration [CHF]
Average2'452'9626'756'868
ABBPeter Voser1'200'000Dr. Ulrich Spiesshofer9'306'828
AdeccoDr. iur. Rolf Dörig1'552'566Alain Dehaze4'653'845
Credit Suisse GroupUrs Rohner4'266'823Tidjane Thiam9'700'000
GeberitAlbert Baehny944'843Christian Buhl2'398'309
GivaudanCalvin Grieder970'026Gilles Andrier5'464'441
Julius BärDaniel Sauter1'102'019Bernhard Hodler4'820'002
LafargeHolcimDr. iur. Beat Hess1'952'275Jan Jenisch *3'671'173
LonzaDr. phil. Rolf Soiron469'962Richard Ridinger4'778'965
NestléPaul Bulcke4'371'203Dr. oec. Ulf Schneider8'064'960
NovartisDr. Jörg Reinhardt3'804'336Joseph Jimenez13'101'181
RichemontDr. Johann Rupert3'066'825Richard Lepeu (Ex-CEO)N/A
RocheDr. rer. pol. Christoph Franz6'181'401Dr. iur. Severin Schwan15'074'683
SGSSergio Marchionne (?)413'000Frankie Ng3'524'784
SikaDr. sc. techn. Paul Hälg873'476Paul Schuler3'389'000
Swatch GroupNayla Hayek4'378'511Nick Hayek Jr.7'125'900
Swiss LifeDr. iur. Rolf Dörig1'200'494Patrick Frost3'402'974
Swiss ReWalter Kielholz4'166'000Christian Mumenthaler5'233'000
SwisscomHansueli Loosli558'000Urs Schaeppi1'868'000
UBSDr. oec. Axel Weber6'033'561Sergio Ermotti14'202'442
Zurich Insurance GroupTom de Swaan1'553'916Mario Greco8'600'000

* In activity for less than one year