Guido Schilling joined the executive search company founded in 1980 as a partner in 1987. Today, the company operates under the name guido schilling ag. In 2010 he founded schilling partners ag. With over 30 years of experience in executive search, he has a proven track record and played a decisive role in shaping the industry in Switzerland. With his profound know-how, he specialises in filling positions at the highest management level and on boards of directors.
Prior to his executive search career, Guido Schilling held various management positions in international companies. He still lives the entrepreneurial spirit today as founder, president and member of numerous organizations and associations. He was the initiator and founding president of the Rotary Club Zurich Turicum and chaired the jury of the Marketing Trophy Switzerland for a long time. He was also a lecturer and examination expert in marketing for ten years. For many years he was a member of the board of a social institution, working for the professional integration of people with disabilities. Guido Schilling is a business economist and continues to study management and leadership topics.
Since 2006, Guido Schilling has made a valuable contribution to transparency in the Swiss economy with the highly established annual schillingreport on the composition of top management of the 100 largest Swiss companies.
His mother tongue is German, but Guido Schilling also speaks English fluently.
Guido Schilling is married and enjoys dedicating his spare time, among other things, to cultural activities as chairman of the board of MAAG Music & Arts AG in Zurich, where highly successful Swiss musicals and shows were created under his care.
His personal motto is:
“Don’t dream your life, live your dream.”(unknown)
I personally take on the mandate responsibility in the search for board chairperson, board members and key positions in executive management such as CEOs for companies from business, politics or culture.
Good news: Gender diversity is gaining momentum at Swiss companies. The percentage of women is increasing on both the supervisory and the executive boards of the country’s 100 largest employers. The gender diversity pipeline is widening, and the public sector is still leading the way. Appointments to the executive boards from inside the company are at an all-time high. The percentage of foreigners appears to be levelling off.