By ICN GroupChemical, June 30, 2020

Lonza COO and specialty ingredients head quits

He has accepted the role of CEO in Germany.

Lonza Group announced that Sven Abend has decided to resign from his position as a member of the Executive Committee. He will relocate to Germany, where he has accepted the role of CEO.
Sven joined Lonza Group in 2014 as Chief Strategy Officer. He has held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Head of Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI) since 2016. 
Albert M. Baehny commented, “We thank Sven for his contribution to Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI). In recent years, he has redesigned the segment to bring greater clarity to our offer while enhancing operational efficiency. He has also overseen the execution of the carve-out of LSI from the Lonza Group business.”
“In recent months, the LSI segment has played a critical role in controlling the spread of COVID-19, by meeting an increased level of interest and demand for microbial control and disinfection solutions. In this context, the segment is performing well and we are drawing close to the completion of the segment carve-out process.”

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