Marc Funk


Marc Funk holds a Master of Law from the University of Geneva (CH) and a Master of Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School - Tufts University, MA (USA).


  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) (since March 2019) and Member of the Executive Committee (since April 2012)

Former Activities and Functions

  • Group General Counsel and Board Secretary Lonza Group Ltd (2009–2014)
  • Associate General Counsel of Merck Serono (formerly Serono) (2004–2008)
  • Co-CEO and General Counsel of GeneProt (2000–2004)

CV of Marc Funk (PDF) 

 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)