Starting on 1 June 2012, Beat In-Albon will join Lonza as COO of the Life Science Ingredients Sector and become a member of the Management Committee, replacing Harry Boot. Beat In-Albon brings broad industry experience to his role, having worked for Lonza already from 1983-2006, where he was Head of the Organic Fine & Performance Chemicals Division, and for SGS from 2006-2012, where he held different management positions.
As COO of Lonza’s Life Science Ingredients Sector Beat In-Albon will focus primarily on the project “Visp Challenge”, which is of significant importance to the expected profitability improvements in this sector. He will take full ownership of the project and will dedicate significant time and efforts to make it a sustainable success.
“I’m really happy to have Beat In-Albon back with Lonza. He brings on the one hand in-depth knowledge of the LSI business and the Visp site, and on the other hand valuable outside views,” comments Richard Ridinger, CEO of Lonza. “With this new assignment, Lonza will further strengthen the focus on the Visp Challenge project.”
Beat In-Albon is sixty years old and holds a Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Fribourg.
Harry Boot will step down from the Management Committee and concentrate on his activities in Asia, especially in China.