Anapaya's Board of Directors

The leaders behind the scenes providing viable support, insights, and the drive to keep solving old and new problems of a hyper-connected world.

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Pascal Rialland, Chairman

A long-respected figure in the telecom and software industry, Pascal Rialland has worked with well-known visionaries such as Sir Richard Branson, Sir Charles Dunstone and Patrick Drahi. He has also been appointed CEO of Covage Networks, a private equity telecom infrastructure company.

Pascal´s international background enables him to address the needs, challenges and preferences of global stakeholders. He has led and succeeded in initiatives across North and Central America, Europe and Israel. His profound multinational experience in telecommunications is paramount to Anapaya’s presence beyond Switzerland.


David Basin

David Basin is a professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich and was head of the department from 2019-2020. David received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University in 1989 and his Habilitation in Computer Science from the University of Saarbrucken in 1996. From 1997–2002 he held the chair of Software Engineering at the University of Freiburg in Germany.

He is the founding director of the ZISC, the Zurich Information Security Center, which he led from 2003-2011. He has been Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (2015-2020) and is Editor-in-Chief of Springer-Verlag's book series in Information Security and Cryptography. With his extensive knowledge of Information security, software engineering, system verification, validation, and audit he is a crucial member of Anapaya's board.


Peter Müller

Since August 2008 Peter Müller has been a Professor in Computer Science and Software Component Technology at ETH Zurich. In 1991 he started his studies in Computer Science at the Technical University of Munich and from 1996 to 2001 he worked on his Ph.D. at the Technical University Munich and at the University of Hagen.

Before joining ETH, Peter Müller worked as an IT project manager at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt. From June 2007 to July 2008, he held a position as Researcher at Microsoft, Redmond. His research focuses on languages, techniques, and tools for the development of correct software.

"Our techniques and tools let developers see that their code behaves as designed. By applying these to Anapaya’s SCION implementation, we ensure that it goes far beyond competing solutions."


Adrian Perrig

Adrian Perrig received his BSc in Computer Engineering from EPFL in 1997 and completed his PhD degree in 2001 at Carnegie Mellon University. He spent three years during his PhD working with his advisor Doug Tygar at the University of California, Berkeley. From 2002 to 2012, he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

From 2007 to 2012, he served as the technical director for Carnegie Mellon's CyLab. During this time he built a research project aimed at building a next-generation secure internet architecture. The project later got renamed into SCION (Scalability, Control, and Isolation On Next-generation networks). Since 2013, he is a Professor at ETH Zurich, leading the Network Security Group, whose research revolves around building secure and robust network systems.

Perrig has worked on securing routing protocols in ad-hoc networks. His papers on "Ariadne" and "Packet Leashes" have had a lasting impact on the scientific community with over 5000 citations.