The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of GF attach great importance to good Corporate Governance in the interest of shareholders, customers, business partners, and employees. The implementation and ongoing improvement of the generally accepted principles of Corporate Governance ensure the necessary transparency to enable investors to judge the quality of the Corporation. Corporate Governance provides information on structures and processes, areas of responsibility and decision-making procedures, control mechanisms, as well as the rights and obligations of the various stakeholders.

Peter Hackel
Jasmin Staiblin
Eveline Saupper
Riet Cadonau
Roger Michaelis
Ayano Senaha

Board of Directors

Chairman: Yves Serra
Vice Chairman: Hubert Achermann
Independent Lead Director:
Hubert Achermann

Audit Committee

Chairman: Hubert Achermann
Peter Hackel
Jasmin Staiblin

Compensation Committee

Chairwoman: Eveline Saupper
Riet Cadonau
Roger Michaelis

Nomination and Sustainability Committee

Chairman: Yves Serra
Hubert Achermann
Ayano Senaha

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee supports the Board of Directors in monitoring accounting and financial reporting, supervises the internal and external audit function, assesses the efficiency of the internal control system including risk management and compliance with legal and statutory provisions, and issues its opinions on transactions concerning equity and liabilities at Georg Fischer Ltd. It also focuses on ensuring cybersecurity processes and assessing due diligence processes in M&A transactions. The Audit Committee also decides whether the GF Annual Report, comprising the consolidated financial statements of the GF Corporation and the financial statements of Georg Fischer Ltd can be recommended to the Board of Directors for presentation to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.

Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee supports the Board of Directors in setting compensation policy at the highest corporate level. It uses knowledge of internal and external compensation specialists about market data from comparable companies in Switzerland, in addition to publicly available data obtained on the basis of compensation disclosures. Furthermore, based on internal and external sources, common market practices and expectations of stakeholders are continuously evaluated by the Compensation Committee. In 2021, no adaptations to the Long-Term Incentive plan (LTI) and to the Short-Term Incentive plan (STI) were undertaken, which were already decided and communicated in 2020. In 2021, a detailed benchmark analysis of the compensation of the Board of Directors was carried out in cooperation with an external consulting firm and corresponding adjustments were resolved as of the 2021 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. These adaptations are disclosed in the Compensation Report. The Compensation Committee proposes to the Board of Directors the total amount of compensation to be paid to the entire Executive Committee and the CEO.

Nomination and Sustainability Committee

In mid-2020, the Board of Directors decided to integrate the topic of sustainability as a new part of the Nomination Committee and to rename the committee to the Nomination and Sustainability Committee.

The focus in the area of nominations is on supporting the Board of Directors with succession planning and the selection of suitable candidates for the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. The CEO and Head of Corporate HR inform the Nomination and Sustainability Committee annually about succession planning at the Senior Management levels, the talent pipeline within Senior Management, and the diversity situation. For specific recruitments at the Board of Directors and Executive Committee level, services of headhunters are hired.

The committee’s focus in the area of sustainability is on advising the Board of Directors on the sustainability strategy, targets, initiatives, and legislation relating to environment, social, and governance (ESG) topics and includes the review of the annual Sustainability Report and supporting management in responding to stakeholders.

联络方式

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Daniel Bösiger

投资者关系/可持续发展负责人

Georg Fischer AG

Amsler-Laffon-Strasse 9

8201 Schaffhausen

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