Guido Schilling

Guido Schilling
Founding Partner, Publisher schillingreport
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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..

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 established annual schillingreport on the composition of the top management of the 100 largest Swiss companies.

In 2023, he successfully transferred the majority of shares in schilling partners ag to the next generation. With his profound expertise, he himself focuses on executive search for top management and board of directors’ positions. With his publications relating to the development of boards of directors, he is often consulted as an expert on increasing board efficiency. What he enjoys most is supporting challenging top management appointments, where he can contribute his extensive personal network coupled with his in-depth experience of high performance teams.

Guido Schilling is married and in his spare time is involved in the cultural sector as Chairman of the Board of Directors of MAAG Music & Arts AG in Zurich, where extremely successful Swiss musicals and shows have been produced under his watchful eye.

His personal motto is:

“Don’t dream your life, live your dream”


Personal Services

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.