Board of directors

Frédéric Clauss



Frédéric Clauss, CEO of NagraID, has been responsible for defining and re-orienting the strategy of the company. Since he took the reins in January 2002, NagraID has experienced a turnaround and is currently enjoying year on year growth of some 40 percent. The company is focussed on innovation in security.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Clauss was Sales & Marketing Director at Swisscom Broadcast. He joined Swisscom with the specific charge to reorganize the department. He began his career at Alcatel Cable in Switzerland where he eventually became domestic and worldwide sales director.

Cyril Lalo

President & Chief Executive Officer


Cyril Lalo has been the President and CEO of NagraID Security since June 2008. He assumes full management responsibility, including driving the company into high profile global markets by securing partnerships with prestigious institutions such as MasterCard Worldwide.
His innovative analytical skills and interest in high technology gave him the opportunity to co-invent and patent the first reliable and mass produced display card. Mr Lalo has over 15 years of career experience heading several hi-tech products distribution businesses and was a former EVP at Prosodie Interactive and CEO / co-founder of nCryptone.

Philippe Guillaud

Executive Vice President - Chief Technology Officer


As the Chief Technology Officer and EVP, Philippe is leading the R&D and Innovation Team 6 at NagraID Security, a company he co-founded in 2008. At NagraID Security, he invented the highly secured Debit and Credit cards known as Display Cards. These cards gained industry wide recognition and are deployed by the most prestigious issuers worldwide. Philippe is a veteran in Software Security, Cryptography and Innovation. He holds several related key patents. Prior to creating NagraID Security, Philippe owned AudioSmartCard and nCryptone, two technology companies specialized in acoustic cryptographic tokens. He also has many years of experience in 3D software and aeronautics through a career he started in 1992. His goal is to invent ways to a more secure world with convenience always in mind.

Mauro Saladini



Mauro Saladini holds a degree in electrical engineering from the ETHZ (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) as well as an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. After five years as a financial services consultant for Accenture, he joined Thema Consulting. He set up that company’s Zurich branch and managed its activities in the cash flow and risk management sectors. In 1997 he joined McKinsey & Co., where he became a partner in 2001. A major part of his work focused on corporate finance and strategy projects involving various industries, in particular media and telecommunications. In addition, Mauro Saladini was in charge of the Swiss Media Practice and joint head of the European Media Practice. At the start of 2003 he joined the Kudelski Group as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President.

François Droz



Founder of the company NagraID with the Kudelski Group François Droz is an inventor with over 30 years experience in material sciences. Mr Droz has been a director of NagraID Security since 2008 and is also the chief inventor at NagraID S.A. He developed and patented advanced production processes and techniques including the NagraLam cold lamination, and NagraFlip technologies that made it possible to embed electronics in standard ISO 7810 cards. Mr Droz’s research and inventions are pivotal in development of NagraID Security’s product lines.