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 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 frstly 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

  • Conax AS, in Norway, Chairman
  • 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, Inc., 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

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
  • 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 and of the Audit Committee
  • Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, in Switzerland, Vice-Chairman
  • HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Suisse) SA, Board member (until the 31st of January 2017)
Last update 10.04.2018
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
  • iWedia, in Switzerland, Chairman
  • Kudelski Corporate, 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, Inc, 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 26.02.2018
Pierre Roy
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Digital TV
1952
Swiss
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), 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 frm 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. On January 1, 2018, Pierre Roy was appointed Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Digital TV.

Kudelski Group mandates

  • Conax AS, in Norway, Board member
  • Kudelski Security, Inc, in USA, Board member
  • Kudelski Security Holdings, Inc., in USA, Board member
  • Kudelski Corporate, Inc., in USA, Board member
  • Nagravision India Private Limited, in India, Board member
  • Nagra Media Germany GmbH, in Germany Board member
  • Nagra Media UK Ltd, in the United Kingdom, Board member
  • Nagravision Italia s.r.l., in Italy, Board member
  • Nagravision Iberica SL, in Spain, Board member
  • Nagra USA Inc., in USA, Board member
  • Nagravision Asia Pte Ltd., in Singapore, Board member
  • Nagra Media Korea LLC, in South Korea, Board member
  • Nagra Media Pvt Ltd, in India, Board member
  • Nagra Media (Taiwan) Co. Ltd, Board member
  • Nagra Media Beijing Ltd, in China, CEO
  • Nagra Media Beijing Ltd., Shanghai Branch, in China, Director
  • Nagra Media Japan KK, in Japan, Board member
  • Nagra Media Australia Pty. Ltd., in Australia, Board member
  • Nagravision SA, in Switzerland, Board member and Executive Board member
  • NexGuard Labs B.V., in Netherlands, Board member
  • NexGuard Labs Netherlands B.V., in Netherlands, Board member
  • NexGuard Labs France S.A.S., in France, Board member
  • NexGuard Labs USA, Inc., in USA, Board member
  • OpenTV Australia Holdings Pty Ltd, in Australia, Board member
  • OpenTV, Inc., in USA, Board member
  • SmarDTV SA, in Switzerland, Director
Last update 26.02.2018
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 starts as a COO Digital TV and Executive Vice President of the Kudelski Group on the 1st of January 2018.

Kudelski Group mandates

  • Conax AS, in Norway, Board member and CEO
  • 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, Inc., 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 26.02.2018