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.

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

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 Officer of the parent company Kudelski SA.

Kudelski Group mandates

  • Conax AS, in Norway, Chairman 
  • Nagravision SA, in Switzerland, Chief Executive Officer
  • NAGRA PLUS SA, in Switzerland, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • NagraStar LLC, in USA, Co-Chairman
  • SKIDATA AG, in Austria, Member of the Supervisory Board
  • SmarDTV SA, in Switzerland, Chairman

Other mandates

  • Aéroport International de Genève, in Switzerland, first Vice-Chairman
  • Comité d’economiesuisse, in Switzerland, member
  • École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), (Switzerland), Strategic Advisory Board member
  • HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Suisse) SA, in Switzerland, Board member
  • Innosuisse, in Switzerland, Chairman
  • Publicis Groupe, in France, member of the Supervisory Board and of the Audit Committee
  • Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce (Switzerland), Vice-Chairman
Last update 17.03.2017
Mauro Saladini
Chief Financial Officier
1966
Swiss
Chief Financial Officier

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

  • Conax AS, in Norway, Board member
  • Nagravision SA, in Switzerland, Executive Board member (until 18th of January 2017)
  • Kudelski Security Inc., USA, Board member
  • Nagra Media Germany GmbH, Executive Board member
  • Nagra Media UK Limited, Board member
  • SkiData AG, in Austria, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • Kudelski Norway AS, Board of Directors, Chairman
  • NagraID SA, in Switzerland, Chief Executive Officer (until 2 May 2014)*
  • NagraID Security SA, in Switzerland, Board member (until 31 August 2014)**

* This company is no longer part of the Kudelski Group as of 2 May 2014
** This company is no longer part of the Kudelski Group since the 31 August 2014

Other mandates

  • Myriad Group AG, in Switzerland, Board member
Last update 16.03.2017
Pierre Roy
Chief Operating Officer (COO), Digital TV
1952
Swiss
Chief Operating Officer (COO), Digital TV

Degree in Business Management
HEC (Lausanne)

Pierre Roy began his professional career with Procter & Gamble as a Financial Analyst in 1975. Following this early experience, he joined IBM in 1977 as a Sales Engineer. In 1979, he began his international career with Digital Equipment Corporation, where he fulfilled various management positions at the European headquarters in Geneva and also abroad, in the Finance and Administration, Marketing and Business Management departments. He joined Kudelski SA in 1992 as Managing Director of Nagra Audio, Business Development Director of Nagravision and Managing Director of Précel (at the time a Kudelski Group company). In 1999 he started his own corporate consultancy firm working in the telecommunications sector while continuing to collaborate on strategic projects for Nagravision. In 2003, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer for the Digital Television sector of the Kudelski Group and Executive Vice President.

Kudelski Group mandates

  • Conax AS, in Norway, Board member
  • Nagravision SA, in Switzerland, Board member and Executive Board member
  • Nagra India Private Limited, India, Board member
  • Nagra Media Germany GmbH, Board member
  • Nagra Media UK Ltd, Board member
  • Nagravision Italia s.r.l., Board member
  • Nagravision Iberica SL, Board member
  • Nagra USA Inc., Board member
  • Nagravision Asia Pte Ltd., in Singapore, Board member
  • Nagravision Software Technology Co., Ltd., China, Board member
  • Nagra Media Korea LLC, in South Korea, Board member
  • Nagra Media Pvt Ltd, in India, Board member
  • OpenTV Europe SASU, in France, Board member
  • OpenTV Australia Pty Ltd, Board member
  • SmarDTV SA, in Switzerland, Board member
  • NexGuard Labs B.V., Netherlands, Board member
Last update 16.03.2017