Executive Board

The Board of Directors has delegated full management of the company to the Chief Executive Officer, subject to legal requirement and provisions of the articles of association. The Chief Executive Officer therefore coordinates the operations of the Group companies.

Mr Pierre Roy decided to retire effective as of the 1st of August 2019. You can find all information related to Mr Pierre Roy on page 87 of the 2018 Annual Report.

Year of birth
Nationality
Position
Education
André Kudelski
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
1960
Swiss
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Degree in Physical Engineering
Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL)

André Kudelski began his career in 1984 as a Research & Development (R&D) engineer with Kudelski SA. In 1986, after an assignment for a few months 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 Offcer of the parent company Kudelski SA.

Kudelski Group mandates

  • Kudelski Corporate, Inc., in USA, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • Kudelski Security, Inc., in USA, Executive Chairman
  • Kudelski Security Holdings, Inc., in USA, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • Nagravision SA, in Switzerland, Chief Executive Officer
  • NAGRA PLUS SA, in Switzerland, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • Nagra USA, LLC, in USA, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • NagraStar LLC, in USA, Co-Chairman
  • OpenTV, Inc., in USA, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • SKIDATA AG, in Austria, Member of the Supervisory Board
  • SmarDTV SA, in Switzerland, Chairman (until 31st January 2019)
  • Nagravision AS, in Norway, Chairman (Conax AS was renamed Nagravision AS) (until September 2018)

Other mandates

  • Comité d’economiesuisse, in Switzerland, member
  • École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), (Switzerland), Strategic Advisory Board member
  • Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), in USA, member of the non-profit company
  • Innosuisse, in Switzerland, Chairman
  • Publicis Groupe, in France, member of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, member of the Nomination Committee and of the Audit Committee
  • Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, in Switzerland, Vice-Chairman
  • Swiss Board Institute (Swiss foundation), member of the Strategic Advisory Board
  • Aéroport International de Genève, in Switzerland, first Vice-Chairman (until 30 September 2018)
Last update 07.05.2019
Mauro Saladini
Chief Financial Officer
1966
Swiss
Chief Financial Officer

Degree in Electrical Engineering
Ecole Polytechnique de Zurich (ETHZ)

MBA
INSEAD (France)

Mauro Saladini started his professional career in 1990 as a financial services consultant with Accenture. In 1995, he joined Thema Consulting, where he set up the Zurich subsidiary and took responsibility for cash-flow and risk management activities. In 1997, he joined McKinsey & Co, where he became a partner in 2001. He worked in particular on corporate finance and strategy projects relating to various industries, mainly media and telecommunications. In addition, Mauro Saladini was in charge of the Swiss Media Practice and joint-head of the European Media Practice. He has been the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Kudelski Group since 1 February 2003.

Kudelski Group mandates

  • Nagravision AS, in Norway, Board member (formerly named Conax AS)
  • iWedia, in Switzerland, Chairman
  • Kudelski Corporate, Inc., in USA, Board member
  • Kudelski Corporate Holding, Inc., in USA, Board member
  • Kudelski Norway AS, Board of Directors, Chairman
  • Kudelski Security Inc., in USA, Board member
  • Kudelski Security Holdings, Inc., in USA, Board member
  • Nagra IP, Inc., in USA, Board member
  • Nagra Media Beijing Ltd., in China, Supervisor
  • Nagra Media Germany GmbH, in Germany, Executive Board member
  • Nagra Media UK Limited, in United Kingdom, Board member
  • Nagra USA, LLC, in USA, Board member
  • OpenTV, Inc., in USA, Board member
  • SKIDATA AG, in Austria, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • Nagravision SA, in Switzerland, Executive Board member (until 18th of January 2017)
Last update 19.03.2019
Morten Solbakken
Chief Operating Offcer (COO), Digital TV
1970
Norwegian
Chief Operating Offcer (COO), Digital TV

Master of Science
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

 

Morten Solbakken started his professional career in 1995 as a satellite systems engineer in Telenor International. From there on, he held numerous positions in the Telenor structure dealing in particular with strategy and business development around the pay TV assets as well as the management of Telenor’s ownership in international satellite organizations. From 2007 to 2011, he was Chief Strategy Offcer in Telenor Broadcast Holding AS (owner of Canal Digital, Telenor Satellite, Norkring and Conax). In March 2011, Solbakken was appointed COO at Telenor Broadcast Holding, and Chairman of the Boards of Conax, Telenor Satellite and Norkring. Morten Solbakken joined Conax as acting CEO in September 2011 and was made CEO from December 2011 – driving a transformation of the company including the process which led to the acquisition of Conax by the Kudelski Group in April 2014. He became COO Digital TV and Executive Vice President of the Kudelski Group on the 1st of January 2018.

Kudelski Group mandates

  • Nagravision AS, in Norway, Board member and CEO (formerly named Conax AS)
  • Digital Video Holding AS, in Norway, Chairman of the Board
  • Digital Video Drift AS, in Norway, Chairman of the Board
  • Digital Video Health AS, in Norway, Chairman of the Board
  • NexGuard Labs B.V., in Netherlands, Director
  • NexGuard Labs Netherlands B.V., in Netherlands, Director
  • NexGuard Labs France S.A.S., in France, Director
  • Kudelski Corporate, Inc., in USA, member of the Board of Directors
  • Kudelski Norway AS, in Norway, executive Board Member and Managing Director
  • Nagra USA, LLC., in USA, member of the Board of Directors
  • Open TV, Inc., in USA, member of the Board of Directors
  • SmarDTV SA, in France, member of the Board of Directors
  • Techno Venture AS, in Norway, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director
  • Conax Access Systems Pvt Ltd, in India, Chairman of the Board (until December 31st, 2017)

Other mandates

  • Telenor Satellite AS, in Norway, Member of the Board of Directors
Last update 19.03.2019
Nancy Goldberg
Executive Vice President - Chief Marketing and Sales Officer
1964
American
Executive Vice President - Chief Marketing and Sales Officer

High School Diploma
Glendora, CA, USA

Nancy Goldbert

Nancy Goldberg started her professional career in 1982 as an independent athlete (Rock Climber and Snowboarder) and pursued this competitive life until 1992. Nancy Goldberg then started a new and challenging career path in the media & entertainment industry (“M&E industry”). For 6 years she worked in different companies, starting as a line producer and an investment analyst. In 1999, Nancy Goldberg joined Technicolor Inc. as a financial analyst for the Home Entertainment division. During her 5-year tenure, she became VP Operational Finance, Creative Services and negotiated strategic acquisitions and partnerships in the US and Europe for the post-production market within the M&E industry. From 2004 to 2008, Nancy Goldberg was with Ascent Media Group LLC where, in her final role as VP, Corporate Development, she had global responsibilities that included integrated digital service offerings, negotiating strategic partnerships and developing market opportunities with the major film studios, production companies and sports franchises. After 18 months as a VP Strategic Business Development for RealNetworks, Inc., Nancy Goldberg worked for Technicolor, Inc. from 2010 to 2015 as SVP Global Strategic Accounts where she was responsible for all sales and marketing activities for her major studio customers and developed business models enabling new technologies and services for content protection, distribution and consumption activities. In 2015, Nancy Goldberg joined Deluxe Entertainment Service Group Inc. as SVP Head of Global Strategic Accounts where she served as primary account manager for Warner Bros and 21st Century Fox, as well as OTT providers such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple and Google. Additionally, Nancy had oversight for the transition of a portion of Warner Bros technical in-house operations to Deluxe. In 2017, Nancy Goldberg decided to become a Strategic Business Consultant for various companies developing key business and partnership opportunities, helping to identify the intrinsic value of technologies, products and services for their customers. In December 2018, Nancy Goldberg joined Amazon Web Services as a consultant within their Professional Services Group, acting as a M&E industry expert and working with the major studios and OTT organizations such as Warner Bros, Disney and Hulu. In June 2019, Nancy Goldberg joined the Kudelski Group as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), in charge of the sales and marketing of the Kudelski Group’s Digital TV division and as Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Board of Kudelski SA. 

Last update 07.06.2019