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Richard Hausmann named Best MedTech CEO

Richard Hausmann

Elekta’s President and CEO, Richard Hausmann, has been recognized as the “Best MedTech CEO” by MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies, and products in the global health and medical technology market.

Richard Hausmann has taken bold steps to transform radiation oncology, states the jury. 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. Hausmann 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.

Three decades of experience

“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.”

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.

Photographer: Mats Lundqvist