Rolf Soiron Rolf Soiron (1945) Holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Basel and a Post Master degree from the Harvard Business School
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group Ltd, Basel (since April 2005)
  • Member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (since 2009)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Jungbunzlauer Group, Basel (since 1993)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Holcim Ltd, Jona (2003-2014) and member of the Board (1994-2014)
  • Managing Director of Jungbunzlauer Group, Basel (2001 - 2003)
  • CEO of Jungbunzlauer Group, Basel (1993 - 2001)
  • Sandoz Group - COO and Head of Pharma in Basel (1992 - 1993), Group Vice-President Agribusiness USA in New York (1988 - 1992)
  • Protek Group (orthopedic implants) President and CEO in Berne (1983 - 1987)
  • Sandoz Group - various functions in Human Resources, Finance and Corporate in Basel (1972 - 1983)
  • Chairman of the Basel University Council (1995 - 2005)
   
 Patrick Aebischer Patrick Aebischer (1954) – MD and Dr in medicine from the University of Geneva. Has received numerous honours, including the Robert Bing Prize of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences and the Pfizer Foundation Prize for Clinical Neurosciences.
  • Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group Ltd, Basel (since April 2014)  and member since March 2008
  • President of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne (since 2000)
  • Professor of Neurosciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne (since 2000)
  • Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (since 2000)
  • Fellow of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (since 1998)
  • Founder of three biotechnology companies
   
 

Werner J. Bauer (1950) – Diploma and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Has received several scientific honors, among others the BioAlps Award 2011 and the Honorary Senator from the Technical University of Munich.

 

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group Ltd, Basel (since April 2013)
  • Supervisory Board Member of GEA-Group AG (since 2011) and of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA (since 2012)
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Bertelsmann Foundation (since 2011), of the Board of Galderma Pharma (since 2011) and of the Supervisory Board of Nestlé Deutschland AG (since 2007)
  • Head of Innovation, Technology, Research and Development of Nestlé S.A. (since 2007)       
  • Executive Vice President of Nestlé S.A. (since 2002)
  • Various managerial positions of increasing responsibility at Nestlé (1990 - 2002)
  • Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Food Technology & Packaging (1985 - 1990)
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg (1980 - 1985)

   
 

 Thomas Ebeling (1959) – Holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Hamburg

 

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group Ltd, Basel (since April 2013
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG (since 2012)
  • CEO of ProSiebenSat 1. Media AG (since 2009)
  • CEO of the Novartis Consumer Health Division (October 2007 - 2008)
  • CEO of the global Novartis pharmaceuticals business (2000 - 2007)
  • Head of Novartis Nutrition Division (1998 - 2000)
  • General Manager of Novartis Nutrition for Germany and Austria (1997 - 1998)

   
 Jean-Daniel Gerber  Jean-Daniel Gerber (1946) Holds a lic.rer.pol in economics from the University of Bern. Awarded with an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Bern
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group Ltd, Basel (since April 2011)
  • Director of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) with the title of a State Secretary (2004 – 2011)
  • Director of Federal Office for Migration (at this time Federal Office for Refugees) in the Federal Department of Justice and Police (1997 – 2004)
  • Executive Director at the World Bank (1993 – 1997) and Dean of the Executive Directors of the World Bank Group (1996/97)
  • Chief of Section for Developing Countries in the former Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs (1991 – 1992)

 

 

   
 

 Barbara M. Richmond (1960)  Holds a First Class degree in Management Science from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in England. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

 

  • Member of the Board of Director of Lonza Group Ltd, Basel (since April 2014)
  • Group CFO of Redrow plc (since 2010)
  • Group CFO of Inchcape plc, (2006 – 2009)
  • Group CFO of Croda International plc (1997 – 2006). Dual role as Group CFO and President of Active Ingredients and Industrial Chemicals from 2002 to 2006
  • Appointed Group CFO of Whessoe plc in1993 (1992 – 1997)
  • A number of financial roles in Alstom Group SA (1987 – 1992)
  • Auditor and management consultant for Arthur Andersen (1981 – 1984)
  • Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair of Scarborough Building Society until its merger with The Skipton Building Society (2005 – 2009)
  • Non-Executive Director, Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair of Carclo Group PLC (2000 – 2006)

   
Margot Scheltema (1954) Studied international law (drs.) at the University of Amsterdam and international affairs (MIA) at the Columbia University in New York.
  •  Member of the Board of Director of Lonza Group Ltd, Basel (since April 2012)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of TNT Express (since 2011)
  • Vice-Chair of Triodos Bank’s Superviosry Board (second term since 2010)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of ASR NV
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Schiphol NV (since 2010)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of ECN (since 2009)
  • Member of the AFM External Reporting Committee
  • External Member of the Audit Committee of the Dutch pension fund ABP
  • Financial Director of Shell Nederland BV (2004 - 2008)
   

Juergen B. Steinemann (1958) Holds a degree from his studies at the Economics and Business Management at the European Business School in Wiesbaden, London and Paris in 1985

 

  • Member of the Board of Director of Lonza Group Ltd, Basel (since April 2014)
  • Appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Barry Callebaut AG in 2009
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Dörken AG (Germany)
  • Member of the Board of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer of Nutreco (2001 – 2009)
  • Chief Executive Officer of Loders Croklaan (1999 – 2001)
  • Various senior positions in business-to-business marketing and sales with the former Eridania Béghin-Say Group, ultimately in the “Corporate Plan et Stratégie” unit at the head office in Paris (1990 – 1998)

 

 

   
 

Antonio Trius (1955) – Holds a Bachelor in Organic Chemistry from the University of Barcelona, a PhD in Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a PDD in Business Administration from the IESE Barcelona.

 

 

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group Ltd, Basel (since April 2013
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Altana AG (since 2012)
  • Member of the Board of Nubiola (since 2011)
  • CEO of Cognis GmbH (2001 - 2010)
  • Executive Vice President Care Chemicals North America (1999 - 2001)
  • Vice President Care Chemicals at Henkel KGaA (1997 - 1999)