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Our Supervisory Board, Management Board & Principles

The Management 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 Management 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 aim to drive the global cybersecurity conversation.

SUPERVISORY Board

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

Alexander Singer

(born 1964)

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board (end of term: AGM 2028)
  • Lawyer and Partner, Singer Fössl Rechtsanwälte OG
  • Member of multiple Supervisory Boards and Executive Boards
  • Author of numerous legal publications in the field of Austrian and German corporate law
  • More than 30 years of experience as a lawyer and entrepreneur

Lucas Prunbauer

(born 1983)

  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board (end of term: AGM 2028)
  • Lawyer (Prunbauer Rechtsanwälte) and expert for international tax planning
  • Several years of experience in the field of structuring and corporate with M&A
  • Various executive and/or supervisory functions in Switzerland, Germany and Austria
  • Lecturer for international tax law

Markus Messerer

(born 1981)

  • Member of the Supervisory Board (end of term: AGM 2028)
  • Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer at Telia Company AB (since 2020)
  • Board Member at TV4 AB and MTV Oy (since 2023)
  • Over 20 years of experience in the ICT industry as strategy and digital transformation specialist
  • CFA charter holder

Management Board

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

Thomas Kicker

(born 1976)

  • CEO of cyan AG (1.1.2024-today)
  • COO blackshark.ai (2022-2023)
  • Commercial Lead Europe Palantir (2019-2022)
  • SVP Deutsche Telekom (2016-2019)
  • CCO T-Mobile Austria / MAGENTA (2012-2015)
  • SVP T-Mobile Austria / MAGENTA (2010-2012)
  • EVP tele.ring (2007-2010)
  • VP T-Mobile Austria (2003-2007)
  • Associate A.T. Kearney (2001-2003)
  • Senior Consultant KMPG (1999-2001)

Thomas Kicker, CEO of cyan AG since January 1, 2024, is responsible for sales, marketing, HR and finance. He looks back on a 15-year successful career in the telecommunications industry, where he started the still successful cooperation with cyan Internet Protection as COO of T-Mobile Austria. After telecommunications, he was responsible for successful international growth in start-up and scale-up companies at Palantir and blackshark.ai. At cyan, he focuses in particular on customers and their long-term satisfaction, as well as increasing awareness of the unique technology behind cyan Internet Protection products.

Markus Cserna

(born 1979)

  • CTO of cyan AG (2018-today)
  • Interim CEO of cyan AG (2023)
  • 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 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 Management 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 Management 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.

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Articles of Association of cyan AG (German)

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General information about the Management Board

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General information about the Supervisory Board

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Directors’ Dealings

  • Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them 21.09.2022 / 18:17 CET/CEST The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. 1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities

     

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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.