Ester Lovsin Barle, DVM, MSc, PhD, MScTox is the Head of Corporate Toxicology at the at Lonza and responsible for Health topics at the Corporate Lonza EHS.
Previously she has been the Head of Health Hazard Assessment in Novartis Global HSE & BCM. Her responsibilities include scientific development and cross-organizational implementation of health based exposure limits (HBEL), compiling global policy on occupational toxicology and patient safety related process in support of manufacturing in Lonza globally, as well as global implementation of safe handling of chemicals. She is leading the Lonza Global biosafety network. She received her PhD in veterinary sciences from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and a second masters degree in toxicology and risk assessment from Medical University in Vienna.
Dr. Lovsin Barle is author/co-author of over 60 publications including peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She is a member of several pharma industry and toxicological associations and boards and has served as the president of the Slovenian Society of toxicology. She lectures at several universities.
Privately she is a mother of two teenagers and is enthusiastic about balanced and healthy lifestyle which includes components of triathlon, mountain hiking and good food.