David Swift

David Swift


David was born and raised in Ireland. He attended university in the UK where he graduated with an honours degree in Business Administration.  He is an accomplished procurement leader with nearly 30 years of experience acquired in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland, working in various industries including life sciences, petro-chemicals and management consulting. 

David joined Lonza in September 2020 to head up the fast growing Capex Procurement team. Prior to Lonza, David spent over 10 years with Novartis where he held different leadership roles in Procurement, the last of which was as Head of Corporate Services Procurement.  

Before moving to Switzerland in 2010, David worked in Brussels with Borealis as Head of Direct Procurement , KONE Corporation as Global Category Lead for Fleet and PWC Consulting as a Senior Consultant in supply chain and procurement. David loves sport, rugby, cycling and golf in particular, fast cars and French food and wine.

David is married with three children and lives close to Basel (CH).