Executive Committee

The members of the Executive Committee are appointed by the Board of Directors. Lonza’s Executive Committee performs the duties assigned to it by the Board of Directors under the terms of the Regulations Governing Internal Organization and Board Committees. It is responsible for managing Lonza worldwide and for implementing policies and strategies as defined by the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee supports and coordinates the activities of the segments, the corporate functions and the global business service organization. The Executive Committee is also responsible for leadership development.

Albert M. Baehny, Chairman and CEO a.i

Chairman of the Board of Directors (since 2018), Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ad interim (since November 2019)
On 12 November 2019, Albert M. Baehny took on the responsibilities as CEO ad interim until a permanent successor is found. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group Ltd (since April 2017).

Albert M. Baehny holds a degree in biology from the University of Fribourg (CH).

Current Activities and Functions

Public Company Boards:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Investis Group Holding SA (since 2016)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Geberit AG (since 2011)
Former Activities and Functions
  • CEO of Geberit Group (2005-2014)
  • Head of Group Division Marketing and Sales Europe for Geberit Group (2003–2004)
  • Senior Vice-President at Wacker Chemie AG (2001–2002)
  • Various Marketing, Sales, Strategic Planning and Global Management Positions with:
    • Vantico (2000–2001)
    • Ciba-Geigy / Ciba Specialty Chemicals (1994–2000)
    • Dow Chemicals Europe (1981–1993)
    • Serono-Hypolab (1979–1981)

Rodolfo J. Savitzky

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Member of the Executive Committee (since October 2016)
Rodolfo J. Savitzky holds a degree in industrial and systems engineering from the Tecnológico de Monterrey (MX) and an MBA in finance and economics from the University of Chicago (USA).

Former Activities and Functions
  • Vice-President, Controller Lonza Pharma & Biotech (2015–2016)
  • Division CFO, Novartis Animal Health (2011–2015)
  • Business Unit Head of Finance Novartis Animal Health (2006–2011)
  • Head of Strategy Planning and Analysis, Novartis Pharmaceuticals (2004–2005)
  • Head of Business Planning and Analysis, Novartis Pharmaceuticals (2003–2004)
  • Head of Finance Ophthalmic Business Unit, Novartis Pharmaceuticals (2002–2003)
  • Various positions at Procter & Gamble (1990–2001)

Caroline Barth

Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Executive Committee (since 2020)
Caroline Barth holds a degree in European Business Studies from the University of Sunderland (UK) and an MBA from The Open University (Brussels, Belgium).

Former Activities and Functions
  • Global Head of Human Resources, Pharma, Novartis Pharma AG (2016–2020)
  • Global Head Pharma Strategy, Novartis, Pharma AG (2019)
  • Global Head of Human Resources, Pharma Manufacturing and Quality, Novartis Pharma AG (2014–2016)
  • Global Head of Human Resources, Central & Eastern Europe, Novartis Pharma AG (2013–2014)
  • VP, Human Resources Canada Pharma & Corporate HR Leader, Novartis Pharma AG (2010–2013)
  • Head of Talent Management, Organizational Development & Staffing, Europe, Novartis Pharma AG (2008–2010)
  • Head of Human Resources Global IT, Novartis Pharma AG (2006–2008)
  • Human Resources Integration Leader, Novartis Pharma AG (2004–2006)
  • HR Communications Leader, EMEA & APAC, Cisco Systems (2001–2003)
  • HR Generalist, Emerging Markets, Cisco Systems (1997–2001)

Stefan Stoffel

Chief Operating Officer (COO) Pharma & Biotech Segment (since March 2019) and Member of the Executive Committee (since March 2019)
Stefan Stoffel holds a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Former Activities and Functions
  • Head of Lonza Pharma & Biotech Strategic Growth Investments and Ibex™ Solutions (2016–2019)
  • Head of Lonza Pharma & Biotech Operations (2013–2016)
  • General Manager of Lonza Chemical Operations Business Unit (2010–2013)
  • Head of Lonza’s Small Molecules Exclusive Synthesis Business Unit (2009–2010)
  • Head of Operations for Lonza’s Small Molecules Exclusive Synthesis Business Unit (2007–2009)
  • Various positions at Lonza in Engineering & Maintenance, Technical Management, Production and Operations Management for Lonza AG and Lonza Inc. (1991–2007)