Dr. Samanta Cimitan is the Chief Business Officer at Celonic Group and a member of the Executive Committee since June 2022.
In her role, Samanta leads several groups within the organization, including the global commercial, corporate development, project management, and business planning groups.
With more than 20 years of experience working, teaching, and studying in Life Sciences, Samanta is an expert in the CDMO industry, holding a deep and unique combination of scientific, commercial, and operational expertise.
Samanta joins from Lonza Group, after almost thirteen years of holding several leadership positions across multiple commercial and strategy functions. Most recently, she was Vice President of Lonza Group Operations Strategy, developing and leading transformational programs across R&D, Operations, and Commercial functions.
Prior to joining Lonza, Samanta was Head of Business Ventures Life Sciences for Ciba AG/ BASF with responsibility for global teams across technical development, business development, and marketing.
Samanta holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Bologna, Italy, along with a master’s degree in Industrial Chemistry.
WHAT ASPECT(S) OF YOUR WORK MOTIVATES YOU?
Celonic operates within the dynamic CDMO space, where each day gives us the unique opportunity to brainstorm the development of breakthrough bio-solutions of the future together with our biotech customers. I am passionate to further build and deliver outstanding manufacturing services and an exceptional customer experience together with the highly skilled and collaborative team at Celonic.
WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR CELONIC?
I strongly believe in Celonic’s commitment to increasing biotherapeutics manufacturing effectiveness and addressing the unique customer challenges along the product lifecycle to develop tailored-made solutions for long-term partnerships and mutual success. As a united team working towards the same vision, we thrive to drive accelerated growth and customer satisfaction based on Celonic’s essence and core values of empathy, efficiency, and excellence.