Navigation Links
Elekta appoints Niklas Savander as its next President and Chief Executive Officer

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta announced today that Niklas Savander has been appointed as its next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2014. Niklas Savander will succeed Tomas Puusepp, who will continue with Elekta as a working member of its Board of Directors per the same date.


Niklas Savander has extensive experience from senior management positions both within Hewlett Packard and Nokia, most recently as a member of Nokia's Executive Management Team responsible for the Company's day-to-day operations. He is currently a Private Equity Adviser in Helsinki, Stockholm and London.  Mr. Savander is married and has two children.

Laurent Leksell, Elekta's founder, former CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, commented: "We are very pleased to have been able to appoint such an experienced and capable executive as Niklas Savander. His deep understanding of complex global technology industries, as well as his experience from global markets, is uniquely suited to lead Elekta through our next phase of profitable growth."

Commenting on Tomas Puusepp, Laurent Leksell said: "Tomas Puusepp has done a more than outstanding job as CEO. Under his leadership, Elekta has become a full-service Radiation Therapy company with the ambition to become the market leader in the next couple of years. I am pleased that Tomas has decided to continue working for Elekta as full-time member of the Board of Directors."

Niklas Savander commented: "I feel honored. Elekta is a remarkable company: innovative, well-managed and fast-growing. I am excited about the opportunity, knowing what difference this company makes in the lives of people with cancer."

Mr. Savander will join Elekta on January 1st 2014 in order to prepare himself for his new role. He will start as Elekta's President and CEO effective May 1st 2014.

For further information, please contact:

Gert van Santen, Group Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta AB

Tel: +31653561242, e-mail


Johan Andersson, Director, Investor Relations, Elekta AB

Tel: +46 702 100 451, e-mail:

Time zone: CET: Central European Time

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 7:30 CET on October 25, 2013.

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 healthcare 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 3,500 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb. Website:

Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Private Hospital Group in Spain Expands Radiotherapy Capabilities with Countrys First Elekta Versa HD System
2. Nucletron, an Elekta Company, Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Esteya Electronic Brachytherapy System for Treating Skin Cancer
3. Elekta Announces Monaco 5.0 -- Comprehensive Radiation Treatment Planning Capabilities Brought Together in One System
4. New Elekta Radiation Therapy Technology Takes Weeks Off of Lung Cancer Treatments
5. Switzerlands Hopital Riviera Improves Confidence in Patient Treatment with Elektas Identify Solution
6. Elekta to Spotlight Versa HD System at 2013 ASTRO Annual Meeting
7. Elekta Introduces Groundbreaking Image Guidance Capabilities Integrated with Versa HD Cancer Treatment System
8. Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Acquires Elekta Versa HD System
9. Elektas Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion and Elekta Infinity Place First and Second in 2013 KLAS Radiation Therapy Report
10. Elekta to Exhibit New Versa HD Radiotherapy System at Annual Radiation Physics Conference
11. Odense Universitetshospital tilfører kræftpatienters stereotaktiske strålebehandling næsten tre gange hurtigere med Elektas Versa HD-system
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. ("WuXi" or the ... capability and technology platform company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, ... China and the United States ... meeting of shareholders held today, the Company,s shareholders voted ... the previously announced agreement and plan of merger (the ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015  In the pharmaceutical ... in an effort to quickly uncover new insights, tactics ... --> --> However, organizations ... market research project and ensure that all rules and ... industry standards. Another major barrier to efficiently launching market ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Nov. 24, 2015  DILON Diagnostics and GE Healthcare ... agreement for DILON to distribute GE,s Discovery NM750b Molecular ... signing of this distribution agreement will provide Dilon,s experienced ... Imaging system and is considered an initial step in ... solutions for clinicians and their patients. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... ... New patients who wish to seek treatment for missing teeth can now ... Mississauga, ON practice. Dr. Williams has been providing dental service for over 34 years, ... teeth can lead to a variety of complications if they are not replaced quickly, ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... author explored the different restrictions and variables that determine which patients are or are ... are those patients that have a BMI over 40, are more than 100 pounds ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... , ... Preparing for the LDT Regulation:, CLIA Won’t Satisfy the FDA, ... FDA has long asserted that design and manufacture of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) falls ... meet the device regulations. , Come up short in an inspection and the FDA ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... In response ... growing epidemic as deaths from prescription opioids in the United States grew 400 percent ... In 2013 alone, opioids were involved in 37 percent of all fatal drug overdoses. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... AL (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... American ... announced today the opening of a holiday pop-up clinic located in Metro Atlanta’s North ... needs in a new and different way. The location is scheduled to operate through ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):