Richard Hausmann Appointed as Elekta's President and CEO

STOCKHOLM, April 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Elekta's (EKTA-B.ST) Board of Directors has appointed Richard Hausmann, to lead the company effective June 10, 2016. He will succeed Tomas Puusepp, current President and Chief Executive Officer.

Laurent Leksell, Elekta's founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, says: "Richard Hausmann joins us with nearly three decades of experience in the medical device industry. He led GE's Magnetic Resonance (MR) division as President and CEO, served as President and CEO of Siemens computed tomography (CT) and worked at Siemens in leading positions in its MR business. He also acted as CEO of Siemens China, responsible for the company's entire portfolio in its core emerging market. Richard has a solid track record of bringing clinical innovations to the global health care market and is known for his deep insights into customer and patient needs, with a strong outcome orientation."

He adds: "The board is grateful to Tomas Puusepp, who reassumed the position as Elekta President and CEO in May 2015. He will continue as a working board member for Elekta from June 10."

Richard Hausmann says: "I very much look forward to joining Elekta and the opportunity to contribute to its remarkable track record as the leading innovator in radiation oncology and neurosurgery. I am excited about Elekta, a customer and patient focused company, and its offering of advanced clinical solutions."

Hausmann has a doctorate in physics from the University of Regensburg.

Richard Hausmann will join May 1, 2016 and take over as President and CEO on June 10.

The above information is such that Elekta AB (publ) shall make public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 07:30 CET on April 13, 2016.

About Elekta

Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both health care providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.

Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,800 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. Website: .


For further information: Gert van Santen, Group Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta AB, Tel: +31-653-561-242, e-mail:, Time zone: CET: Central European Time; Tobias Bülow, Director Financial Communication, Elekta AB, Tel: +46-722-215-017, e-mail:, Time zone: CET: Central European Time

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