Lonza appoints chief operating officer
Lonza has appointed Harry Boot as chief operating officer for its Life Science Ingredients (LSI) sector and member of the Lonza management committee. He takes over the position from Stefan Borgas, who has headed the sector ad interim since June 2010, parallel to his position as chief executive. Boot will take up the role on 1 March.
Boot brings significant global experience and knowledge to Lonza having previously worked at GE Silicones, GE Plastics, GE Consumer & Industrial and most recently Bluestar/ Blackstone, where he was chief commercial officer. He has managed large organisations and has a strong sales, marketing and operational background. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA in Finance.
Boot has lived in Asia since 2005. After a short transition period in Basel, Switzerland, he will relocate back to China.
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