Specialised committees of the Board
The Audit and Risk Committee, chaired by Mr Jean-Blaise Conne, comprises two other members of the Board. Its main tasks are to ensure the integrity of financial information, compliance with legislation, internal regulations and guidelines, and the supervision of the internal control system and audit processes. It organises and assesses the performance, certification and independence of internal and external auditors.
The Strategic Projects and Innovation Committee, chaired by Mr Jürg E. Tschanz, comprises three other members of the Board. It defines and proposes the strategy for digital transformation, innovation and the use of new technologies. In carrying out this task, it sets objectives that take into account the technological, political and market environment, as well as the medium- and long-term development priorities. The committee also examines the strategy of partnerships or acquisitions and makes proposals and recommendations to the Board. Lastly, it monitors the progress of measures relating to the implementation of the digital transformation and innovation strategy.
The Remuneration and Appointments Committee, chaired by Mr Marc-André Ballestraz, comprises three other members of the Board. It submits proposals to the Board regarding the remuneration of Board and Executive Board members. It is also responsible for the appointment and replacement of Board and Executive Board members. It sets the individual objectives of the Executive Board and assesses them. Lastly, it reviews the remuneration system on a regular basis..