Corporate Governance

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. 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.

The Executive Board is the management body of a limited company, and is responsible for the management and achievement of business policy objectives. The Supervisory Board decides on matters of fundamental importance and strategic direction as the controlling body.

Supervisory Board

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

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)

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)

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

cyan is a expanding innovation business.

With an extensive blue-chip client portfolio of MNOs and financial service providers, we are aiming at significant growth.

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