Former Director Digital Transformation Group Operations, Lonza

Dr. Luis Dominguez

Luis is an international executive with 20 years of experience in manufacturing operations.

Luis started his career in the Chemicals industry and between 2011 and 2015 he worked as a research scientist at ABB Corporate Research Center Switzerland, where he directed research and technology development projects for various industries.

After taking different corporate management roles in process automation and digitalization at ABB, and Sulzer, Luis focused on Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.

Since 2021 Luis has been with Lonza AG, a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and nutrition markets where he leads the digital transformation of manufacturing and commercial operations.

Throughout his career, Luis has developed digital transformation strategies, implemented digital technology roadmaps with technologies and solutions such as Advanced Data Analytics,  ML/AI, and IoT and addressed important use cases such as Smart Manufacturing, Industry, and Pharma 4.0.

Luis is a Lecturer at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at ETH where he teaches Industrial Process Control and Process Automation to Masters students.

Luis holds an Executive MBA from IMD and a Certificate in Global Management from INSEAD Business Schools. He is active in advising startups in the MedTech and Pharma space.