Sparring partner for corporate governance – building bridges between stakeholders to shape the future


It is becoming more complex for investors, boards of directors, and executive management to stay agile in the market and navigate their organizations through uncertain and dynamic times. Today, tried-and-tested business models are suddenly disrupted, markets and competition are becoming more digital and global, and the interests of various stakeholders often diverge.

Good corporate governance becomes increasingly important for building trust. It is not only important what companies do but also how and why they do it. Company culture, in particular the tone at the top, strongly influences governance to maximize performance excellence, to mitigate risks, and to take advantage of opportunities.

At 2bridge, we act as an independent sparring partner for medium to large listed and family-owned companies. Our services build on over 20 years of international experience, insights and leadership. We support investors, boards of directors and executive management to tailor their organizations’ corporate governance to the changing environment and to stay fit for the future.

“You can either react to change, embrace change or create change”

Bobby Umar
Leadership speaker

Our services

Today’s rapidly changing environment requires companies to adjust their corporate governance to stay agile for the future. 2bridge supports investors, board members and executive management to address questions such as:

  • How do the rapidly changing market conditions influence the appropriate governance of your organization?
  • How do we bridge differences and align the interests of various stakeholders in the best interest of the company?
  • What competences and diversity do the board of directors and management team need to be ready for the future?
  • Are board oversight and executive management engagement robust enough to ensure compliance is upheld and risks minimized, particularly around new risks like cybercrime?

We support companies in tailoring and realizing benefits of good corporate governance to:

  • build trust and strengthen their reputation with all stakeholders
  • ensure appropriate checks and balances are in place to mitigate risks and take advantage of opportunities
  • increase transparency
  • improve efficiency

2bridge strives for continuous improvement and thought leadership in corporate governance, and our services include:

  • acting as an independent sparring partner for investors, board members and executive management
  • board memberships in listed and privately held companies
  • lectures and workshops

We focus on medium to large listed and family-owned companies in industries we are passionate about and where we have extensive international experience, namely:

  • technology
  • retail and consumer
  • wholesale
  • industrial production
  • professional services

“My years in the Silicon Valley have taught me the value of vision, hard work, resilience and diversity to stay agile for the future“

Cornelia Ritz Bossicard
Managing Partner

About us

Cornelia Ritz Bossicard

Cornelia Ritz Bossicard is the founder and owner of 2bridge AG. She is a member of the board of directors of Valora Holding AG and Ferguson Finance (Switzerland) AG and of the advisory board of Brainforce AG - Interim Management Services. As Managing Partner and board member, she contributes her broad global technology, retail and industrial experience, international market know-how as well as finance expertise – as she also does in her role as guest lecturer at various business schools. She also is the president of swissVR and presides the board of the Swiss-American Society.

Cornelia Ritz Bossicard has over 22 years of international experience as director and senior advisor to executives and board members of companies ranging from start-ups to multibillion-dollar multinationals in the technology, industrial products, retail and consumer, wholesale, and professional services industries. She has lived and worked in Switzerland, the United States, Europe and Asia.

For over 18 years Cornelia Ritz Bossicard worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Zurich, Switzerland (2005–2014), Silicon Valley, USA (2000–2005) and Lausanne, Switzerland (1995–2000) as a senior advisor and director in audit, financial reporting, internal controls, mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, shared service centers, risk management, and strategic business development.

Her educational background includes studying Business Administration at HEC Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and obtaining a Master of Science in Management. In addition, she is qualified as both a Swiss Certified Accountant and a US Certified Public Accountant. She regularly attends board director training and continuing education at various business schools. She is fluent in German (mother tongue), English, and French, and she also speaks Italian.

Our values

At 2bridge we value

  • Teamwork: The best solutions come from working together as a team. Effective teamwork requires respect, sharing, and accountability.
  • Leadership: Motivated people lead organizations to their success. Leadership demands vision, resilience, and integrity.
  • Agility: Staying agile in uncertain and dynamic times is key to success. Diversity, hard work, and continuous learning are key to staying agile for the future.


Being connected is important for our clients and us. That’s the reason 2bridge collaborates with a strong network of highly experienced experts and why we are members of a number of associations and organizations, including:

”The most dangerous phrase in the language is, 'We’ve always done it this way'“

Grace Hopper
Inventor of the first compiler for a computer programming language



Here is a selection of publications by, with, or about 2bridge and Cornelia Ritz Bossicard.


Non-executive directors – responsibility means trusting and questioning, PwC Disclose September 2018

Verwaltungsräte – Verantworten heisst vertrauen und hinterfragen, PwC Disclose September 2018

Les administrateurs – la responsabilité repose sur la confiance et la remise en question, PwC Disclose September 2018

Verwaltungsräte erhalten Lohn meist als Pauschale, swissVR, Deloitte, HSLU, 26. August 2018 

Cornelia Ritz Bossicard, President of swissVR, comments in the Sonntagszeitung on collective failures on the boards of directors, Sonntagszeitung, 1. Juli 2018


Finance Monthly speaks to Cornelia Ritz Bossicard about her company 2bridge AG and current trends in corporate governance,, November 2017 Edition 

Die einsamen Präsidentinnen, Sonntagszeitung, 10 September 2017 

In welchen Firmen Frauen im Verwaltungsrat sitzen, Tagesanzeiger, 9 September 2017 

En Suisse, seules 5% de femmes sont présidentes d'un conseil d'administriation, Le Matin Dimanche, 10 September 2017

Speeches & Workshops

Grass & Partner, Zurich

Grass Lunch-Event: Einblicke in die Karriere einer Verwaltungsrätin, November 2018

EY, Basel

"Growing on the path to leadership" - women's power-lunch keynote, November 2018

ZfU - Zentrum für Unternehmensführung, International Business School (ZfU)

Das Verwaltungsrats-Seminar Advanced: Strategische Neuausrichtungen / Strategic Transformations, May 2017, November 2017, May 2018, October 2018, May 2019, November 2019

Zukunftsfähige Geschäftsmodelle, March 2018

VR-Symposium, Schweizerisches Institut für Klein- und Mittelunternehmen an der Universität St. Gallen (KMU-HSG) und OBT 

VR-Symposium 2018: Der Verwaltungsrat als Orchester, der Verwaltungsratspräsident als Dirigent / the board of directors as orchestra, the chair of the board as conductor, September 2018

International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)

ICGN Annual Conference Milan 25-28 June 2018: Panel discussion on "Fiduciary duty in challenging times", June 2018

IMD Alumni Club of Switzerland, Zurich

Panel discussion on "Being/becoming a board member: chances, risks and opportunities", November 2017


Corporate Reporting event: Corporate reporting: the role and the view of the board of directors, November 2017

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Institut für Finanzdienstleistungen IFZ

Seminar für Sekretäre des Verwaltungsrates: Arbeitsweise und Wirksamkeit von Audit Committees / Audit Committee effectiveness, March 2017

August 2018

swissVR Monitor II/2018

This swissVR Monitor provides interesting insights into the remuneration of the Board of Directors and other topics relevant to the Board of Directors, such as the scope of tasks and time committment of the Board of Directors. 

The most important results of this swissVR Monitor are discussed by Cornelia Ritz Bossicard, President of swissVR, and Reto Savoia, Deputy CEO of Deloitte Switzerland. You can find the corresponding video here:

swissVR Monitor II/2018 is available in English and German


April 2017

SIX Exchange Regulation on Corporate Governance updated

Issuers of equity securities with their primary or main listing on the SIX Exchange must provide in their annual reports specific information on management and control at the highest level of the company (corporate governance). The information to be published can be found in the Directive Corporate Governance (DCG).


February 2016

Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance updated

The Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance (Swiss Code) was updated by economiesuisse in February 2016.
The Swiss Code addresses the situation in Switzerland with its characteristic mixture of large, medium and small public limited companies. The Swiss Code is intended as a list of recommendations using the “comply or explain” principle for Swiss public limited companies and may also serve as guidance to private companies.
Corporate Governance is regarded as a guiding principle and encompasses all of the principles aimed at safeguarding sustainable company interests. While maintaining decision-making capability and efficiency at the highest level of a company, these principles are intended to guarantee transparency and a healthy balance of management and control.


November 2015

OECD Principles of Corporate Governance endorsed by G20

The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance are recognized worldwide as an international benchmark for good corporate governance. The G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance were endorsed at the G20 Leaders Summit in November 2015.
Good corporate governance is not an end in itself. It is a means to support economic efficiency, sustainable growth, and financial stability. It facilitates companies' access to capital for long-term investment and helps ensure that shareholders and other stakeholders who contribute to the success of the corporation are treated fairly.


November 2015

Guiding Principles for Cybersecurity Oversight are issued

The Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI) issued the “Guiding Principles for Cybersecurity Oversight” in November 2015. This paper describes the global perspective of GNDI on the role of the board in cybersecurity oversight. The ultimate goal of any board’s oversight will be “cyber resilience,” i.e., the ability of an enterprise to anticipate, withstand, recover from, and evolve to improve capabilities in the face of adverse conditions, stresses or attacks on the supporting resources it needs to function.


”Don't find fault,
find a remedy“

Henry Ford


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