Dominique is an independent board member and a Swiss corporate governance expert with an extensive network of contacts in the economic, financial, public sector and political fields.
A business consultant since 2003 with a focus on strategy development and corporate governance, especially in financial services, energy, public transportation, utilities, and healthcare, he gives numerous lectures and interviews related to corporate governance and strategy and writes articles for newspapers (Le Temps) and magazines (Market). He equally participated in the writing of the “Guide pour le Conseil d’administration” (Ed. Cosmos, 2014 and 2018).
With his company, Alderus Consulting, he works for private companies as well as state-owned organisations and supports several family-owned businesses. He has in depth knowledge of information technology and business process outsourcing.
During his career as a corporate executive, Dominique was the CEO of TKS-Teknosoft and an exclusive partner of Tata Consultancy Services that provides IT services and banking solutions in Europe. He held senior management positions at Unisys and IBM in Switzerland and Europe. As the Chancellor of the Canton of Vaud, Dominique was the secretary of the government, chief of staff and spokesman for one of the largest government organisations in Switzerland.
Dominique is currently President of the Foundation of the Castle of Grandson and member of the Board of Reliva (Zurich) and SKKG (Winterthur) and since 2010, he is the co-founder of a Board Academy (Académie des Administrateurs) in Lausanne and teaches best practices in corporate governance.
His past board mandates ranging from large corporations to SME’s and start-ups include Allianz (Suisse), Corti Spiess Group, Energie Logistik Schweiz, PLCO, Reliva, Solvaxis and Swiss Post. From 2009 to 2019, he equally was vice-president of the SwissBoardForum and member of the advisory board of the Swiss Board Institute (2011-2018).
ACADEMIC & PERSONAL BACKGROUND
Dominique holds a degree from the University of Lausanne in biology & physics. He deepened his management and corporate governance knowledge at the business schools of Harvard, IMD, INSEAD and Wharton, and studied psychology at the CRAM in Montréal.
He is a Swiss citizen who lives near Fribourg. He fluently speaks French, German and English. His professional background and widely appreciated interpersonal skills allow him to maintain and support an impressive network of people with diverse backgrounds in Switzerland and abroad.
He is a member of many associations, including the “Club des Quatre Saisons” in Zurich, which he founded in 2003.