André Kudelski


André Kudelski

André Kudelski (born on May 26, 1960 in Lausanne) of a polish father, is a Swiss engineer who is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Kudelski Group.

André Kudelski obtained a degree in physical engineering from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1984. He then held the position of R&D Engineer at Kudelski SA and in Silicon Valley, before becoming Pay TV Product Manager and then Director of Nagravision, Kudelski SA's pay TV division. In 1991, André Kudelski succeeded his father Stefan Kudelski to the post of President and Chief Executive Officer of Kudelski SA. He has been a member of Kudelski SA's Board of Directors since 1987. He is also Chairman of the Board's Strategy Committee.

André Kudelski sits on the Board of the Edipresse Group, of Nestlé, of Swiss International Air Lines and of Dassault Systemes (France), among others. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Board of Credit Suisse Group and of the management committee of economiesuisse.

In 1995, the World Economic Forum nominated André Kudelski as a "Global Leader for Tomorrow". He received an Emmy award in New York from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences for his company's achievements in the area of Pay-TV conditional access and scrambling systems in 1996. [Cite web
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In 2002, André Kudelski was on the "Forbes" List of the World's Richest People, being a billionaire at the time. [Cite web
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