Gildas Sorin

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Gildas Sorin joined cynora GmbH in October 2015 as CEO. He has over 35 years of international management experience. Gildas Sorin started his career at the French Thomson Multimedia company. During that time, he executed several general management positions and became director of its semi-conductor activity as well as director for the flat display development. In the following, he joined Philips Electronics as Vice President in the Display Division where he was responsible for the large flat displays.

From the foundation in 2003 until the sale to Samsung in 2013, Gildas Sorin was CEO of Novaled and led the company to the status of a world leader in the field of organic materials for OLED displays. Gildas Sorin studied Electrical Engineering at the ESEO in France. He graduated in 1989 at the Thomson University with a qualification in Management for Business Administrations.

Michael Bächle

Chief Operation Officer (COO)

Michael Bächle is a co-founder of cynora GmbH and as COO is responsible for the areas of Administration & Operations. After completing his training at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), he acted as a researcher in the industry. Since 2008, Michael Bächle is part of the CYNORA management team. Until 2014, he worked as a technical director and before taking over the management of the operative daily business. Together with Thomas Baumann, he developed the technology platform of cynora GmbH and has actively prepared the company to enter the market.


Dr. Thomas Baumann

Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)

Dr. Thomas Baumann is Co-Founder and CSO of cynora. As such, he directs the research and development and is responsible for the IP strategy. As expert for organic chemistry, he has a broad scientific and technical background and in-depth understanding in the development of organic and organometallic compounds for OLED materials. Conducting TADF emitter development since 2009, he gained a profound knowledge in the field of organic electronics. He is co-author of several publications and co-inventor of a number of CYNORA’s patent applications. After his graduation on the University of Bayreuth, he completed his PhD in organic chemistry at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2007. After a postdoctoral position at the University of Cambridge, UK, he co-founded cynora in 2008 together with two colleagues.

Dr. Andreas Haldi

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Dr. Andreas Haldi received his Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, (Switzerland) and his Ph.D in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA). After completing his dissertation, Andreas accepted a position as Customer Project Manager in R&D at Novaled in Dresden (Germany) before opening an office for Novaled in Seoul (South Korea) as Customer Support Manager. Andreas Haldi joined CYNORA in August 2016 to lead the promotion and sales activities of CYNORA´s products.