Leaders and visionaries in the botanical API industry, Linnea’s executive team brings experience and valuable insight to everything we do

Susanne Caspar, CEO of Linnea, has held this position since 2020 and prior to this she has held prestigious leadership positions in various pharmaceutical companies. She has a degree in biology and has completed advanced studies in business, management, and healthcare. Under her leadership at Linnea she has helped to increase business around the world for all of Linnea’s botanical ingredients. She is a big advocate of sustainability and continues to help Linnea grow into a leading company for environmentally impactful initiatives year after year.

Susanne Caspar

Chief executive officer

Proudly working at Linnea for over 17 years, first as Product Manager, Chief Procurement Officer and now as Chief Commercial Officer, he has vast experience in sales holding positions in prestigious global corporations prior to joining Linnea. Giorgio also holds degrees in international political science, management and procurement. He is fluent in seven languages and travels the globe representing Linnea discovering new market opportunities, and supporting business customers.

Giorgio Ferdinandi


Part of Linnea since 2008 and CFO since 2016 he is an experienced finance professional with multiple financial and accounting certifications and long experience working in multinational environments ensuring integrity and accuracy while always managing risk. He applies our mission to the financial aspect of Linnea ensuring that our investment plan for the future is focused on innovation and R&D and we are always thinking strategically with an eye towards
improvement and growth enhancement.

Massimo Cretti

Chief financial officer

Simone has proudly been working at Linnea for the last 30 years and has been the COO since 2012. He has prestigious accreditations as a chemical and safety engineer and manages all aspects of Linnea‘s manufacturing business from the field to the finished products, always with an eye towards the final consumer. He practices a strong commitment to the highest quality stringent standards in all daily operations. He is also a passionate mentor to the many young employees that start at Linnea helping to boost the careers and lives of others.

Simone Livio

chief operations officer

Giorgia has been working at Linnea in the Quality department for over 18 years and she has been Chief Quality Officer and Technical Director since 2019. She has a degree in Industrial Chemistry and has spent most of her career working in quality. She is in charge of the Site Manufacturing License from Swissmedic and responsible for the Site Narcotic License. She handles compliance with worldwide regulatory and quality expectations managing the different certification programs at Linnea. She is also a leader at Linnea mentoring many employees at the company.

Giorgia Tossi

Chief Quality Officer

Working at Linnea since 2010 and Chief R&D Officer since 2023, he manages the R&D department and overseas research and product innovation at Linnea. He holds a masters degree in organic chemistry, and has held important positions in R&D throughout his career, working on optimizing API production for the marketplace. He is a passionate diverse thinker focused on rigorous research, new discoveries and sustainable harmonious applications of natural ingredients for Linnea’s products.

Umberto Ciriello


Education, Community and Thought Leadership

Linnea goes beyond manufacturing to support our customers, connect with the community, and educate worldwide about the potential therapeutic benefits of our ingredients

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