Thomas Ebeling has decided not to stand for re-election this year. Lonza’s board is further proposing to the AGM the re-election of all other board members. The board of directors also appointed Fridtjof Helemann, chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Lonza, as a member of the executive committee, effective Feb. 1, 2017. He joined Lonza in June 2016 as CHRO and has 30 years of experience as an HR executive leader in different industries and was managing partner at Oxford Leadership prior to joining Lonza.
His previous roles include CEO and partner of Mercer Inc. Central Europe, corporate vice president HR Henkel AG and various roles in human resources consulting including Partner Hay Group and MD Kienbaum. He started his career as human resources manager at Daimler-Benz.