Lonza Announces Retirement of Fridtjof Helemann
Basel, Switzerland, 15 January 2019 – Fridtjof Helemann will leave the company on 31 March 2019, upon reaching retirement age. He has been Chief Human Resources Officer since 2016 and became a member of the Executive Committee in February 2017.
In this role he realigned the HR function and successfully implemented a people strategy to support the company's growth. His successor will be announced in spring 2019.
The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee would like to thank him for his valuable contributions and wish him all the best for his well-deserved retirement.
Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. As an integrated solutions provider, Lonza is boosting its value creation along and beyond the healthcare continuum with a strong focus on patient healthcare, consumer preventive healthcare and consumer's healthy environment.
Lonza harnesses science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life. With the recent Capsugel acquisition, Lonza now offers products and services from the custom development and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients to innovative dosage forms for the pharma and consumer health and nutrition industries.
Benefiting from its regulatory expertise, Lonza is able to transfer its know-how from pharma to hygiene and fast-moving consumer goods all the way to coatings and composites and the preservation and protection of agricultural goods and other natural resources.
Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza today is a well-respected global company with more than 100 sites and offices and approximately 14,500 full-time employees worldwide. The company generated sales of CHF 5.1 billion in 2017 with a CORE EBITDA of CHF 1.3 billion. Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.
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