Monique Bourquin

Member, Chairwoman Compensation Commitee

Member of the Board of Directors since 2023
Born 1966
Swiss citizen
MBA, University of St. Gallen

Portrait Monique Bourquin

Monique Bourquin has been a member of the Swisscom Board of Directors since 2023. After graduating in business administration from the University of St. Gallen, Monique Bourquin joined Pricewaterhouse Coopers in 1990, where she gained her initial professional experience as a consultant in corporate finance. From 1994 onwards, she acquired in-depth knowledge in sales and marketing at Knorr, Rivella and Mövenpick. In 2002, she took over the sales management for the entire range at Unilever Switzerland, assuming overall responsibility as CEO in 2008. In 2012, she supplemented her career at Unilever by taking on the international role of CFO for the DACH region. Since 2013, Monique Bourquin has also contributed her expertise to well-known Swiss companies as a board member. In addition, she chairs the board of directors of the Swiss Brands Association and is a member of the board of trustees of Swisscontact and of the advisory committee of the Swiss Board Institute.


  • 1990–1994 Corporate Finance Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers Switzerland
  • 1994–1997 Marketing and Sales, Unilever AG (formerly Knorr Nährmittel AG)
  • 1997–1999 Head of Key Account Management (Sales), Rivella AG
  • 1999–2002 Country Manager (Marketing & Sales), Mövenpick Switzerland AG
  • 2002–2007 Head of Sales, Executive Board Member, Unilever Switzerland GmbH
  • 2008–2012 CEO, Executive Board Member, Unilever Switzerland GmbH incl. Oswald GmbH
  • 2012–2016 CFO DACH Region, Executive Board Member, Unilever Germany GmbH
 Participation in meetings of the Board of Directors in 2023
Meetings: 8 of 12
Ad hoc meetings:  6 of 6
Participation in meetings of committees in 2023
Compensation Committee:  2 of 3
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Other mandates

  • Member of the Board of Directors, the Market Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Agricultural Advisory Board of Emmi AG, Lucerne
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Kambly Holding AG, Trubschachen
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Rivella AG, Rothrist
  • Member of the Board of Directors, W. Kündig & Cie AG, Zurich
  • Member of the Board of Directors and Chairwoman of the Compensation Committee, Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG, Kilchberg
  • President of the Board of the Swiss Branded Products Association Promarca, Bern
  • Member of the Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation Swisscontact, Zurich

Other significant activity

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Fondation Swiss Board Institute, Geneva