External auditors

The Shareholders’ General Meeting elects and appoints the Group’s external auditors on an annual basis. In April 2021, Ernst & Young AG, Basel, was re-elected as auditor of Straumann Holding AG for an eighth term of one year.  The auditor in charge is Martin Mattes, Swiss Certified Public Accountant, who took over the mandate from Daniel Zaugg in 2021.

Information instruments pertaining to the external aduit

The Board of Directors supervises the external auditors through the Audit and Risk Committee, which met five times in 2021. The external auditors participated in two of these meetings to discuss the scope, the audit plan and the auditors’ conclusion of the financial report. Details of the instruments that assist the Board in obtaining information on the activities of the external auditors are on p. 103.

Worldwide fees 31 Dec 2021
(in CHF 1 000)
31 Dec 2020
(in CHF 1 000)
31 Dec 2019
(in CHF 1 000)
Total audit fees 1288 1 122 1 105
Tax consultancy 191 308 513
Transaction services 55 0 106
Other services 15 41 15
Total non-audit fees 261 349 634
TOTAL 1550 1 471 1 739