Elekta names ex-Nokia exec Savander CEO
This article was originally published in Clinica
Swedish radiotherapy specialist Elekta has announced that ex-Nokia manager Niklas Savander will replace its current president and CEO Tomas Puusepp next May. Mr Savander joined Nokia – bought by US giant Microsoft earlier this year – in 1997, and was most recently a member of its executive management team. He left the Finnish company in June 2012 and, since then, has been a private equity adviser in Helsinki, Stockholm and London. Before joining Nokia, he worked for Hewlett-Packard. Outgoing CEO Mr Puusepp has been at Elekta since 1988, and will continue to serve on its board. The firm had a good first fiscal quarter and could soon break into the top 50 of the Clinica 100 (www.clinica.co.uk, 3 September 2013); Q2 results are due on 4 December.