Trust, transparency and accountability

We unleash digital potential.

Corporate Governance

Trust, transparency and accountability

We unleash digital potential. At cyan, we believe in a world where technology securely improves every aspect of our lives. Our purpose is to make a safe digital world a reality for every user. We exist to protect people and organizations, to allow everyone to fearlessly embrace technological opportunities and focus on the things that matter most.
That’s why we’re convinced our solid, efficient and well-equipped corporate governance is key to our success.

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Our Supervisory Board, Executive Board & Principles

The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board are the governing bodies of cyan AG and are responsible for managing the company’s agendas. Our corporate governance ensures accountability and clear allocation of responsibilities. It fosters transparency and facilitates the assessment of the quality of cyan’s organization and business.

Aligned with the company’s goals of expanding the reach of the cyan brand, increasing awareness of the general importance of cybersecurity within our society and the future development of products, our corporate governance provides fundamental oversight and direction.

The duties of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board and the cooperation between them are defined in the Articles of Association and the procedural rules adopted by the Supervisory Board.

By 2025, we drive the global cyber security conversation.


The Supervisory Board decides on matters of fundamental importance and strategic direction.

Stefan Schütze

(born 1972)

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board (end of term: AGM 2023)
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fashionette AG (since 2020)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Coreo AG (since 2015)
  • More than 15 years of experience in the venture capital industry
  • Various management positions with listed venture capital companies in Berlin and Frankfurt

Dr. Lucas Prunbauer

(born 1983)

  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board (end of term: AGM 2023)
  • Expert for international tax planning
  • Several years of experience in the field of structuring, corporate/ M&A
  • Various executive and/or supervisory functions in Switzerland, Germany, Austria etc
  • Lecturer for international tax law

Alexandra Reich

(born 1963)

  • Member of the Supervisory Board (end of term: AGM 2026)
  • Non-Executive Director at Cellnex Telecom SA (since 2020)
  • Non-Executive Director at Delta Fiber Nederland BV (since 2020)
  • Over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry
  • Global executive and senior advisor with strong focus on customer centricity and digital transformation

Executive Board

The Executive Board is the management body of a limited company and is responsible for the management and achievement of business policy objectives.

Frank von Seth

(born 1970)

  • CEO (appointed until Dec 2023)
  • CEO of cyan AG
  • CCO, Aon Austria and Switzerland (2018-2020)
  • CEO, Euler Hermes Japan (2003-2006)

Frank von Seth is multinational with an extremely commercial driven resume. During his entire career, he has either created or improved existing companies or taken them to the next level of success. His passion for people and his curiosity about markets and new strategies have allowed him to achieve a network of success in many countries and continents. He sees the opportunity for cyan to become a world-standard in cyber security for mobile devices, and is eager to recommend this to new partners, clients, and networks.

Markus Cserna

(born 1979)

  • CTO (appointed until Dec 2024)
  • CTO of cyan AG
  • CTO of cyan Security Group (2011-today)
  • CTO and Founder of cyan Networks Software (2006-2020)
  • CEO of cyan Research & Development (2006-2014)

Markus Cserna is the head of cyan’s IT department, where his work is laying the foundation of our success: using technological advancement to support the fight against Internet fraudsters and help to distinguish us from the competition. He started his career as a software specialist for high performance security network components before founding cyan in 2006, with the ultimate vision of protecting Internet users across the world. Since then he has led cyan as CTO with a restless passion for cyber security technology, which proves itself time and time again to be the decisive step forward in dynamic markets.

Our Guiding Principles

Basics & Statutes

The internal rules for the corporate management of cyan AG, such as the procedural rules of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board, are guided by good corporate governance and the recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code. Particularly the cooperation between the Supervisory Board and the Executive Board is aimed at the continuous existence of the company and increasing the sustainable company value.

cyan AG is not subject to the legal obligations of issuing a declaration of compliance according to § 161 AktG (German Stock Corporation Act) to the German Corporate Governance Code or other legal obligations such as a declaration of corporate governance according to § 289 f HGB (German Commercial Code).

The basic prerequisite and benchmark for all business activities is having the confidence of investors, customers and employees in the high standard of corporate management at cyan AG and the associated sense of responsibility. Basics and elements of the system of corporate management and supervision of cyan AG are presented in the following.


Articles of Association of cyan AG (German)



General information about the Management Board



General information about the Supervisory Board



Directors’ Dealings

Future Forward

A trusted thought leader and guardian

cyan empowers people to explore digital opportunities safely. 

In a marketplace where players from different industries are fighting for customers’ attention around cyber, end customers are still in the early stages of understanding the topic. cyan has continuously evolved and broadened its scope and is ready to take the next step to become a leading global cyber security brand.