8th ECS Annual General Meeting – 25 March 2021

8th ECS Annual General Meeting Successfully Held, Accompanied by an Open Forum on Key Compliance Trends and a Virtual Apéro

The ECS leadership and over 40 members participated online in the 8th AGM on 25 March 2021.

In the business portion of the meeting, the annual report and the annual accounts 2020 were approved, as well the budget for 2021. In addition, a new Board member was elected, Olivier Schaller, and a new auditor, Michele Poffo, was appointed. Other Board members were re-elected.

ECS members  thanked Daniel Bühr for his service as Chairman for the past two years and for his many other contributions.  Consistent with the established succession planning, ECS Vice-Chairman Gabe Shawn Varges will become Chairman and Sandra Middel-Tissot will take up the Vice Chair role.

The meeting then proceeded to an Open Forum on Key Compliance Trends. During this session, Board members and heads of ECS Working Groups commented on the current state of compliance affairs in Switzerland, including on whistleblowing and on carrying out compliance in times of a pandemic.  Moderated by Gabe Shawn Varges, the event led to a lively discussion, which was followed by a  virtual apéro where members raised a glass to the hope of being able to meet again soon in person.