Soiron Rolf

Rolf Soiron holds a PhD in history from the University of Basel and a PMD from the Harvard Business School.


  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group Ltd (since 2005)
  • Chairman of the Council of the Foundation of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (since 2014) and Member of the Council (since 2010)
  • Member of the Assembly Council of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva (since 2010) and Member of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva (since 2009)
  • Chairman of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction (since 2003)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Jungbunzlauer Holding AG (since 1993)

Former activities and functions:


  • Member of the Board of economiesuisse (2009–2015)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Holcim Ltd (2003–2014) and member of the Board (1994–2014)
  • Chairman of the Foundation Council of Avenir Suisse (2009–2014)
  • CEO ad interim of Lonza Group Ltd, Basel (January 2012 – April 2012)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nobel Biocare Holding Ltd (2003–2010)
  • Chairman of the Basel University Council (1995–2005)
  • Managing Director of Jungbunzlauer Group (2001–2003)
  • CEO of Jungbunzlauer Group (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 (1983–1987)
  • Sandoz Group – various functions in Human Resources, Finance and Corporate (1972– 1983)
   
 Aebischer Patrick

Patrick Aebischer holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of Geneva. He has received numerous honors, including the Robert Bing Prize of the Swiss Academy of Medicine and the Pfizer Foundation Prize for Clinical Neurosciences.


  • Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group Ltd (since 2014) and Member of the Board of Directors (since March 2008)
  • Senate member of the "Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE) (since 2016)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Logitech SA (since 2016)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Nestlé SA (since 2015)
  • Scientific technical committee member of the Italian Institute of Technology (since 2015)
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Novartis Venture Fund (since 2014)
  • Member of the Singapore Biomedical Sciences International Advisory Council (since 2013)
  • Chairman of the Board of Amazentis SA (since 2007)
  • Professor of Neurosciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) (since 2000)

Former activities and functions:


  • President of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL) (2000–2016)
  • Representative of the EPFL on the boards of various Swiss foundations
  • Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum (2013–2016)

   
Bauer Werner

Werner Bauer holds a diploma and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University ErlangenNürnberg. He has received several scientific honors, among others the BioAlps Award 2011 and Honorary Senator from the Technical University of Munich.


  • Member of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group Ltd (since April 2013)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Givaudan SA (since 2014)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA (since 2012) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Bertelsmann Foundation (since 2011)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of GEAGroup AG (since 2011)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Nestlé Deutschland AG (since 2007)

Former activities and functions:


  • Executive Vice President of Nestlé S.A., Head of Innovation, Technology, Research and Development (2007–2013)
  • Executive Vice President of Nestlé S.A., Head of Technical, Production, Environment, Research & Development (2002–2007)
  • Various managerial positions of increasing responsibility at Nestlé (1990–2002)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Galderma Pharma SA (2011–2014)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of L’OREAL, France (2005–2012)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Alcon Inc., Switzerland (2002–2010)
  • Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Food Technology & Packaging (1985–1990)
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg (1980–1985)
               
   
Albert M. Baehny

Albert M. Baehny, a Swiss citizen, holds a degree in biology from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.   

 

  • Member of the Board of Investis Group Holding SA (since June 2016)
  • Managing Director of Regent Lighting AG (Family business, not listed on stock exchange), Basel, Switzerland (since 2015)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Geberit (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)
   
Gerber Jean-Daniel

Jean-Daniel Gerber holds a lic. rer. pol. in economics from the University of Bern. He was awarded 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 (since April 2011)
  • Chairman of the Association “Swiss Sustainable Finance” (since 2015)
  • VicePresident of the Association “Platform Switzerland Europe” (since 2015)
  • Member of the AO Alliance Foundation (since 2015)
  • Chairman of the Board of the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) (since 2011)
  • Chairman of the Swiss Society for Public Good (since 2011)

Former activities and functions:


  • Member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group Ltd (2012–2015)
  • Director of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) with the title of State Secretary (2004–2011)
  • Director of the Federal Office for Migration (then 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 –1997)
  • Chief of Section for Developing Countries in the former Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs (1991–1992)
       
   
Christoph Maeder

Christoph Mäder holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Basel and is admitted to the Swiss Bar.  


  • Member of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group Ltd (since April 2016)
  • Vice Chairman of economiesuisse (since 2011)
  • Member of the Board of scienceindustries (since 2003)
  • Member of the Board of the Basel Chamber of Commerce (since 2002)
  • Member of the Group Executive Committee of Syngenta (since 2000)         

Former activities and functions:


  • Member of the Executive Board of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (2012–2016)
  • Head of Legal & Public Affairs for Novartis Crop Protection AG (1999–2000)
  • Senior Corporate Counsel for Novartis International AG (1992–1998)
   
Richmond Barbara

Barbara M. Richmond holds a firstclass 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 Directors of Lonza Group Ltd (since April 2014)
  • Group CFO of Redrow plc (since 2010)

Former activities and functions:

  • Group CFO of Inchcape plc, (2006–2009)
  • 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)
  • Group CFO of Croda International plc (1997–2006) with dual role as Group CFO and President of Active Ingredients and Industrial Chemicals from 2002 to 2006
  • Group CFO of Whessoe plc in1993 (1992–1997)
  • Various financial roles in Alstom Group SA (1987–1992)
  • Auditor and management consultant for Arthur Andersen (1981–1984)
   
Scheltema Margot
Margot Scheltema holds a doctorate in international law from the University of Amsterdam and a master of international affairs (MIA) from Columbia University in New York.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group Ltd (since April 2012)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Central Bank (since 2015) Member of the Central Plan Committee Dutch Planning Bureau (since 2014)
  • Chair of the Monitoring Committee of the Dutch Pension Fund Code (since 2014)
  • Council to the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (since 2013)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Warmtebedrijf Rotterdam (since 2011)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of TNT Express (since 2011)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Schiphol NV (since 2010)

Former activities and functions:


  • Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board of Triodos Bank (2006 –2015)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of ASR NV (2008 –2015)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the Rijksmuseum (2007–2015)
  • External Member of the Audit Committee of the Dutch pension fund ABP (2010 to July 2014)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of ECN (2009–2013) Member of the AFM External Reporting Committee (2006–2012)
  • Financial Director of Shell Nederland BV (2004–2008)
  • Various managerial positions within the Shell Group (1985–2004)
   
Steinemann Juergen

Juergen Steinemann holds a degree in Economics and Business Management from the European Business School in Wiesbaden, London and Paris.


  • Member of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group Ltd (since April 2014)
  • Investor in food and agri businesses
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG (since 2015)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Metro AG (since 2015)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Big Dutchman AG (since 2015)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bankiva B.V. (since 2017)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Tower Brook Capital Partners LP (since 2017)

Former activities and functions:


  • Chief Executive Officer of Barry Callebaut Ltd (2009–2015)
  • Member of the Board of the SwissAmerican Chamber of Commerce (2011–2015)
  • 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 businesstobusiness marketing and sales with the former Eridania BéghinSay Group, ultimately in the “Corporate Plan et Stratégie” unit at the head office in Paris (1990–1998)
        
   
Trius Antonio

Antonio Trius 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 (since April 2013)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Mauser Group BV (since 2015)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Cuantum Medical & Cosmetics S.L. (since 2015)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of MaxamCorp Holding S.L. (since 2014)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Azelis SA (since 2014)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Altana AG (since 2012)

Former activities and functions:


  • Member of the Board of Directors of Nubiola SL (2011–2015)
  • CEO of Cognis GmbH (2001–2010)
  • Executive Vice President Care Chemicals North America Cognis BV (1999–2001)
  • Vice President Care Chemicals at Henkel KGa A (1997–1999) Lonza