Management and Company Structure

Lonza’s organizational structure, consisting of the two market-focused segments Pharma&Biotech and Specialty Ingredients, enables a dedicated approach to our target markets and allows us to serve our customers’ needs in the most-efficient way possible.



The core competencies that span Lonza’s segments are advanced manufacturing and quality-control systems, superior regulatory expertise, in-depth market knowledge, sales, marketing and business development, as well as extensive technical customer-support and R&D capabilities.

Lonza participates in the following segments:


Specialty Ingredients

Operational Units

Operational Units are divided into four: Pharma&Biotech Operations and Research & Technology, along with Specialty Ingredients Operations and Research & Technology.

Corporate Functions

Corporate Functions include Human Resources, Finance & Controlling, IT, Corporate Development, Engineering, Legal / IP, Logistics and Purchasing, Quality, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations and Environment, Health and Safety. These internal service providers set targets, provide guidelines and enforce standards. Also, they have the clear goal of fulfilling the global governance role for all parts of the company.

Global Business Service Organization

The Global Business Service Organization (GBSO) supports our market activities by implementing corporate guidelines and driving service excellence. By establishing standardized and harmonized solutions that enable the implementation of innovations at pace and scale, the GBSO is helping to facilitate Lonza’s profitable growth. Key focus areas are on the critical business support functions.

Holding Company and Listed Companies

Lonza Group Ltd, with the registered office in Basel (CH), is the ultimate parent company of the Lonza Group. Except for Lonza Group Ltd, no company belonging to the Lonza Group is listed. Please refer to the Shares and Participation Certificates section for information on the listed shares, the stock exchanges on which Lonza Group Ltd is listed and the market capitalization.

Principal Subsidiaries and Joint Ventures

The principal subsidiaries and joint ventures of the Lonza Group are shown in Note 32: Principal Subsidiaries and Joint Ventures.