The members of the Executive Committee are appointed by the Board of Directors. Lonza's Executive Committee performs the duties assigned to it by the Board of Directors under the terms of the Regulations Governing Internal Organization and Board Committees. It is responsible for managing Lonza worldwide and for implementing policies and strategies as defined by the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee supports and coordinates the activities of the segments, the operational units, the corporate functions and the global business service organization. The Executive Committee is also responsible for leadership development.
Members of the Executive Committee
New Member of the Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is made up of five members.1
|Name||Nationality||Year of Birth||Function|
|Richard Ridinger||German||1958||Chief Executive Officer|
|Rodolfo Savitzky||Swiss||1962||Chief Financial Officer|
|Sven Abend||German||1968||Chief Operating Officer Specialty Ingredients Segment|
|Marc Funk||Swiss||1960||Chief Operating Officer Pharma&Biotech Segment|
|Fridtjof Helemann||German||1954||Chief Human Resources Officer|
Limitation of Number of Mandates
According to Article 26 of the Lonza Articles of Association, no member of the Executive Committee may hold more than:
- one additional mandate in a listed company;
- two additional mandates in non-listed companies;
- five mandates held at the request of Lonza or companies controlled by it; and
- ten mandates in associations, charitable foundations, trusts and employee welfare foundations.
Mandates shall mean mandates in the supreme governing body of a legal entity that is required to be registered in the commercial register or a comparable foreign register. Mandates in different legal entities that are under joint control or in the same beneficial ownership are deemed to be a single mandate. Mandates in companies that are controlled by Lonza or that control Lonza are not subject to the limitation set forth above.
Lonza Group Ltd has not entered into management contracts with companies or natural persons not belonging to the Group.