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.
In its 15th edition, the schillingreport presents several novelties: the percentage of women on executive boards of the 100 largest employers in Switzerland has, for the first time, reached the 10% mark. The public sector even reaches a 20% share of female top executives. Remarkable: companies are strengthening the digitalization competence of their executive boards. Furthermore, the percentage of foreigners has levelled off.