Board of directors

The Board of Directors is the highest executive body of the company. It has the non-transferable and inalienable responsibilities set forth by the law and the Articles of Incorporation. The Board currently consists of eight members elected by the General Meeting of Shareholders.

Three Committees, an Audit Committee, a Strategy Committee and a Remuneration and Nomination Committee, are formed within the Board of Directors and are responsible for specific tasks (see sections 3.4.1. - 3.5).

Mr Nicolas Gœtschmann, who is not a Board member, was appointed as Corporate Secretary by the Board.

André Kudelski


André Kudelski began his career in 1984 as a Research & Development engineer with Kudelski SA. In 1986, after working for several months with a firm in Silicon Valley, he returned to work in the family business firstly as Pay TV Product Manager then as Director of Nagravision SA, a company in charge of the Pay TV sector. Mr Kudelski then took over from his father Stefan Kudelski and from 1991 became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the parent company Kudelski SA.

Current mandates Kudelski Group

  • Nagravision SA, Chief Executive Officer
  • NAGRA PLUS SA, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • SkiData AG, Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Open TV Corp., Executive Chairman, until 31.12.2010
  • NagraStar LLC., Co-Chairman

Other:

  • Aéroport International de Genève (Switzerland), Vice-Chairman
  • HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Suisse) SA (Switzerland), Board member
  • Comité d’economiesuisse (Switzerland), member
  • Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce (Switzerland), Vice-Chairman

Last updated on 21.01.2014

Claude Smadja

After 15 years with Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR) as Deputy Editor of the Information Department, Claude Smadja joined the management of the World Economic Forum in 1987, a position that he held until 1992. He then returned to TSR as Director of Information until 1996, in which year he was appointed Managing Director of the World Economic Forum. In June 2001, Claude Smadja set up his own strategy consultancy Smadja & Associates, Strategic Advisory, which collaborates on strategic problems with multinationals and government bodies and organizes international events.

Current mandates Kudelski Group

  • OpenTV Corp., Board member, until 31.12.2010

Other:

  • Edipresse SA (Switzerland), Board member, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee
  • International Board of Overseers of the Illinois Institute of Technology (United States), member.

Last updated on 05.04.2013

Norbert Bucher

Norbert Bucher began his professional career as an engineer with Sulzer, in Winterthur and in New York, then moved to Syska & Hennessy Inc, Consulting Engineers in New York. He then joined Philip Morris Europe SA as Deputy Managing Director. After eleven years as Deputy Managing Director at Interfood SA in Lausanne, he occupied the position of Senior Vice President with Jacobs Suchard in Zurich for seven years.

Current mandates Kudelski Group

  • NAGRA PLUS SA, Board member

Last updated on 05.04.2013

Patrick FŒtisch

Patrick Fœtisch is an independent lawyer specializing in contracts and finance at an international level. He acts as legal counsel to Group companies as and when required, bringing to bear his in-depth knowledge of their activities to provide assistance and legal advice.

Current mandates Kudelski Group

  • Nagravision SA, Chairman
  • Nagra France SAS, Chairman
  • NagraID SA, Chairman
  • NAGRA PLUS SA, Board member
  • SkiData AG, Member of the Supervisory Board

Other:

  • AMRP Handels AG (Switzerland), Chairman

Last updated on 05.04.2013

Laurent Dassault

After a career spanning thirteen years in the banking sector, in 1992 Laurent Dassault joined the Dassault Group, in whose subsidiaries he holds important positions. Today he assumes around thirty mandates, including those of the Dassault Group, mainly in the financial, industrial and wine-producing sectors.

Current mandates

  • 21 Centrale Partners SA (France), member of the Supervisory Board
  • Amis du FRAC (Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain en Aquitaine) (France), President
  • Arqana SAS (France), advisor to the Directoire
  • Artcurial SA (France), Board member
  • Artcurial Développement Sàrl (France), Co-Gérant
  • Association des Amis du Musée d’Art Moderne (France), Board member
  • Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild Europe SA (Luxemburg), Board member
  • Catalyst Investments II L.P. (Israel), Chairman of the Advisory Board
  • Château Dassault SAS (France), Chairman
  • Financière Louis Potel & Chabot SAS (France), Board member
  • Generali France SA (France), Board member and President of the Accounting Committee
  • Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault SAS (France), Directeur Général Délégué and Board member
  • Immobilière Dassault SA (France), Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • Laurent Dassault Rond Point (LDRP) SCI (France), Associé Gérant
  • Lepercq, de Neuflize & Co. Inc. (United States), Board member
  • L. REAL ESTATE SCA SICAR (Luxemburg), Chairman of the Investors Committee
  • ONE DROP France (association), President
  • PECHEL INDUSTRIES SAS (France), membre du comité de suivi
  • Power Corporation du Canada (company incorporated under Canadian law on joint stock companies) (Canada), Board member
  • SAGARD PRIVATE EQUITY PARTNERS SAS (France), membre du comité consultatif
  • Sita SA (Switzerland), Board member
  • SOGITEC Industries SA (France), Board member

Last updated on 05.04.2013

Pierre Lescure

Save for a two year period (1972-1974) as a television news presenter for Antenne 2, Pierre Lescure spent the first fifteen years of his professional career with the RTL, RMC and Europe1 radio stations where he successively occupied a variety of positions, in particular Deputy Editor and Director of Programs. In 1981 he returned to television as Editor in Chief of Antenne 2. From 1984, he worked with André Rousselet on the launch project for the pay TV channel CANAL+ where he was appointed Director and then Chief Executive Officer. From 1993 to 2002, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CANAL+ Group. From 2000 to 2002 Pierre Lescure was also co-Chief Executive Officer of Vivendi-Universal. Since 2002, he has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Anna Rose Production SAS, a company active in audiovisual and cinematographic production as well as in communication consultancy services. Lastly, since July 2008 he has directed the Théâtre Marigny in Paris.

Current mandates

  • Lagardère SCA (France), member of the Supervisory Board
  • Havas SA (France), Board member
  • PrisaTV S.A.U. (Spain), member of the Supervisory Board
  • DTS Distribuidora de Televisión Digital, S.A. ( Digital+) (Spain), member of the Supervisory Board

Last updated on 05.04.2013

Marguerite Kudelski

Marguerite Kudelski’s professional career began at the EPFL’s Laboratory of Electromechanics and Electrical Machines, where she worked from 1991 to 1999. During this period she also worked as a development engineer within the Nagra Audio division of the Kudelski Group. In 1999, she became the Head of R&D with Précel SA in Neuchâtel (then a Kudelski Group company) before being appointed as CEO and Board member of the same company in 2000, positions that she occupied until the end of 2002. After completing a number of marketing and financial analysis projects for NagraID in 2003, she took responsibility for certain key projects for the Group within the Finance Department from 2004 to 2006. From 2007 to 2011, Marguerite Kudelski worked as a consultant, offering various services such as business development and management consulting. In December 2011, Mrs Kudelski took over the management of the Group’s historical activity, Nagra Audio, which was transferred to the company Audio Technology Switzerland SA where she holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Head of the R&D Department.

Current mandates Kudelski Group

  • polyright SA, Board member (until 18 July 2011) *

*This company is no longer part of the Kudelski Group effective as of 18 July 2011

Other:

  • Audio Technology Switzerland SA (Switzerland), Chairman

Last updated on 05.04.2013

Alexandre Zeller

Alexandre Zeller began his professional career in 1984 with Nestlé as a Management Auditor. Three years later he joined Credit Suisse, where he carried out various duties in the field of loans and asset management at a Swiss and international level, while at the same time managing various branches. In 1999 he was appointed to the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Private Banking. In November 2002, Alexandre Zeller joined the Banque Cantonale Vaudoise as Chairman of the Executive Board. From July 2008 to February 2012, he was CEO of HSBC Private Bank (Switzerland) and, as from October 2010, Regional CEO Europe and Middle East. Since March 2012, Alexandre Zeller is an independent consultant and director. SIX Group SA has designated him to serve as Chairman of its Board, his appointment being subject to the decision of SIX Group SA’s General Meeting of Shareholders which will be held in May 2013.

Current mandate:

  • Maus Frères SA (Switzerland), Board member

Last updated on 05.04.2013

Joseph Deiss

Joseph Deiss obtained a doctorate degree in economy and social sciences from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) in 1971. After his doctorate, he was a research student at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He then returned to the University of Fribourg where he was lecturing economics as from 1973 and was “privat docent” as from 1977. He was appointed adjunct professor (“professeur extraordinaire”) in 1983 and professor of political economy in 1984, a position he occupied until 1999. During this time, he was also a visiting professor at a number of Swiss Universities including ETH Zurich, University of Lausanne and University of Geneva. Between 1996 and 1998, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Fribourg.

Parallel to his academic career, Joseph Deiss has pursued a political career. He was a member of the Grand Council of the canton of Fribourg from 1981 to 1991, when he was elected President of the Grand Council of Fribourg for one year.

From 1991 to 1999, he was a member of the National Council. During this period, from 1993 to 1996, he was Switzerland’s price regulator. In 1999 he was elected to the Federal Council, where he was responsible for the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (1999-2002) and the Federal Department of Economic Affairs (2003-2006). He served as President of the Swiss Confederation in 2004. Since his retirement from the Federal Council in 2006, Joseph Deiss has been a business consultant and has had roles on the Boards of Directors of various companies. In June 2010, he was elected President of the United Nations General Assembly for its 65th session from September 2010 to September 2011.

Current mandate Kudelski Group

  • OpenTV Corp., Board member (until March 2010)

Other

  • Zurich Insurance Company South Africa (ZICSA) (South Africa), Board member
  • Emmi SA, (Switzerland), Board member (until 27 April 2013)
  • Clinique Générale-Ste-Anne SA (Switzerland), Chairman
  • Zurich Insurance Company Ireland (ZIP) and Zurich Life Assurance plc Ireland (ZLAP) (Ireland), Board member
  • Interprox SA, (Switzerland), Board member
  • ALSTOM (Suisse) SA, Chairman
  • Zurich Insurance Group, International Advisory Council, Vice-Chairman
  • Liberty Global, European Advisory Council, member

Last updated on 05.04.2013