Richard Hausmann, Elekta CEO, named ‘Best MedTech CEO’

Elekta leader recognised for vision and integrity with 2020 MedTech Breakthrough Award

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Elekta (EKTA-B.ST)  has announced that its President and CEO, Dr Richard Hausmann has been recognised as the "Best MedTech CEO" by MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organisation that recognises the top companies, technologies, and products in the global health and medical technology market.

Dr Hausmann has taken bold steps to transform radiation oncology. One of these was the successful expansion of Elekta Unity, the world’s first high-field magnetic resonance-guided radiation therapy (MRgRT) system, to multiple continents around the world following its 2018 clearance in the United States and Europe. He recently celebrated the milestone of helping to fulfill more than 75 Unity orders before mid-June 2020. Under his leadership, Elekta also has advanced its position as a leader in digital health technology that is crucial to improving cancer survival.

"I’m honored to receive this award from MedTech Breakthrough,” said Richard Hausmann. “I have the privilege of working with dedicated colleagues who share my commitment to make quality radiation therapy accessible for all. Together, we have worked tirelessly to introduce paradigm-shifting technologies into the field of radiation oncology, and I believe this award is a validation of our efforts.”

Dr Hausmann has almost three decades of experience in the medical device industry and has previously held such positions as President and CEO of GE Healthcare’s Global MR Business and as President and CEO of the Siemens Healthcare CT division.

The mission of the MedTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognise the innovation, hard work, and success across a range of health and medical technology categories. This year's program attracted thousands of nominations from across the globe.