Ethics and Compliance Switzerland (ECS) is an independent not for profit organization that was founded in 2014 in Berne, Switzerland and has since played an important role in promoting the development of ethics and compliance community across all sectors and organisations in Switzerland. It is the first NGO in Switzerland connecting private and public sector organisations and their officers. We also contribute to establishing and sharing of compliance best practices.

ECS resulted from the National Compliance Round Table (NCRT) initiative and the two national cross-organisational round table meetings September 5, 2013 and January 30, 2014

At the Inaugural Meeting on May 22, 2014 in Berne, the participating members of the NCRT approved the ECS bylaws and elected the ECS Board.

The Board Members elected at the Inaugural Meeting were: Paolo Bernasconi, Chair, Daniel L. Bühr, Vice Chair, Gemma Aiolfi, Arndt Harbecke, Roman Mazzotta, Claudia Seitz and Gabe Shawn Varges.

ECS engaged the Basel Institute on Governance to maintain its secretariat. 

The current Board Members can be found here.


ECS is a member of IFCA

These are the upcoming dates for our Annual General Meetings:

Thursday, 24 March 2022
Thursday, 23 March 2023

All ECS-events are taking place online until further notice.