Andreas von Planta, Ph.D., Member of the Board of Directors
Andreas von Planta, Ph.D., Member of the Board of Directors

Andreas von Planta, Ph.D.

Board member since 2006

Andreas von Planta, Ph.D.

Board member since 2006

Andreas von Planta, Ph.D., Member of the Board of Directors

Nationality: Swiss | Year of birth: 1955

Andreas von Planta is a leading expert in corporate governance, corporate law and stock exchange regulation. He advises boards of public companies on corporate governance matters and is a sought-after speaker and writer on these topics. He has co-authored the Switzerland chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Governance for many years.

Professional experience

  • Senior counsel, Lenz & Staehelin, Switzerland (2017–present)
  • Partner, Lenz & Staehelin, Switzerland (1988–2017)

Mandates

  • Board member, Helvetia Holding AG, Switzerland
  • Member of the board of trustees, Novartis Foundation, Switzerland
  • Board member, A.P. Moller Finance SA, Switzerland
  • Board member, Helvetia Schweizerische Lebensversicherungsgesellschaft AG, Switzerland
  • Board member, Helvetia Schweizerische Versicherungsgesellschaft AG, Switzerland
  • Chairman, HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, Switzerland
  • Chairman, HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Suisse) SA, Switzerland
  • Board member, Socotab Frana SA, Switzerland
  • Chairman of the regulatory board, SIX Swiss Exchange AG, Switzerland
  • Board member, Burberry (Suisse) SA, Switzerland
  • Chairman of the audit committee, International Road Transport Union, Switzerland
  • Board member, Raymond Weil SA, Switzerland (2007–2018)
  • Board member and former chairman, Clinique Générale-Beaulieu SA, Switzerland (2008–2016)
  • Board member and former chairman, Schweizerische National Versicherungs AG, Switzerland (1997–2015)
  • Board member, Holcim AG, Switzerland (2003–2014)

Education

  • Master of Laws, Columbia Law School, US
  • Bar examination, Switzerland
  • Doctorate in law, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Licentiatus iuris, University of Basel, Switzerland

Key skills

  • Law/regulatory/risk management
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG)