Albert M. Baehny


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


  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ad interim (since November 2019)
  • Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group Ltd (since 2018)
  • Member of the Board of Directors (since April 2017)


Current Activities and Functions

Public Company Boards:

  • Member of the Board of Investis Group Holding SA (since 2016)
  • 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)

 Abend Sven  

Sven Abend holds a PhD in chemistry from the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel and a post-doctorate from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of New York in Stony Brook, NY (USA).

  • Chief Operating Officer (COO) Specialty Ingredients Segment (since January 2016)Member of the Executive Committee (since July 2014)


Former Activities and Functions

  • CEO of Kolb Ltd in Hedingen (CH) (2012–2014)
  • Business Manager for Kolb’s divisions focusing on specialty surfactants and custom manufacturing (2010–2012)
  • Several senior positions in Global Product Management and ultimately as Director of Corporate Key Account Management at Cognis GmbH in Germany (2003–2010)
  • Project Scientist for the R&D Home & Personal Care business at Unilever in the UK (2000–2003)

CV of Sven Abend (PDF) 

Savitzky Rodolpho

Rodolfo Savitzky holds a degree in industrial and systems engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and an MBA in finance and economics from the University of Chicago, IL (USA).


  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Member of the Executive Committee (since October 2016)

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)

 CV of Rodolfo Savitzky (PDF) 

Stefan Stoffel

Stefan Stoffel holds a  Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.


  • Chief Operating Officer (COO) Lonza Pharma Biotech & Nutrition and Member of the Executive Committee (since March 2019)


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)

CV of Stefan Stoffel (PDF)