Andreas von Planta, Ph.D.

Member of the board of trustees, Novartis Foundation, Switzerland

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)


  • Board member, Helvetia Holding AG, Switzerland
  • Board member, Helvetia Schweizerische Lebensversicherungsgesellschaft AG, Switzerland
  • Board member, Helvetia Schweizerische Versicherungsgesellschaft AG, Switzerland
  • Chair, HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, Switzerland
  • Chair, HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Suisse) SA, Switzerland
  • Board member, Socotab Frana SA, Switzerland
  • Chair of the regulatory board, SIX Swiss Exchange AG, Switzerland
  • Chair of the Audit Committee, International Road Transport Union, Switzerland
  • Board member, Société Immobilière Quai Gustave Ador 50 SA, Switzerland
  • Board member, Novartis, Switzerland (2006–2023)
  • Board member, Burberry (Suisse) SA, Switzerland (2001-2022)
  • Vice chair of the board of directors, A.P. Moller Finance SA, Switzerland (1997-2022)
  • Board member, Raymond Weil SA, Switzerland (2007–2018)
  • Board member and former chair, Clinique Générale-Beaulieu SA, Switzerland (2008–2016)
  • Board member and former chair, Schweizerische National Versicherungs AG, Switzerland (1997–2015)
  • Board member, Holcim AG, Switzerland (2003–2014)


  • 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

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