Cecilia Wikström is the Chair of the Board for Elekta Foundation. Prior to the establishment of the foundation, she has been a member of the Board of Directors for Elekta AB since 2018. She is also Board Chairman of EIPA (the European Institute of Public Administration), the chair of the Alva Myrdal Centre at Uppsala University and CEO for the Beijer Foundation and the Anders Wall Foundation.
Ms Wikström served as a member of the Swedish parliament during 2002-2009 and was elected member of the European Parliament in 2009 until 2019.
Cecilia Wikström got her Bachelor of Theology at the Department of Theology at the Uppsala University in 1993. She has had various positions in the Church of Sweden ever since her ordination in 1994 and is the author of several books.
Tomas has 40 years of experience in international medical technology. He held various positions at the Research Institute for Nuclear Physics, Scanditronix and Ericsson before joining Elekta where he became CEO until 2013.
He is a member of the Board of Permobil AB (part of Investor AB publ. listed on OMX) ,Sectra AB (Publ. listed on OMX) and Implantica AG (Publ. listed on First North). He is a trained Electrical Engineer and has studied Physics at Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH), Stockholms Universitet and completed International Executive Management Training (IEP) at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Laurent Leksell (Larry) co-founded Elekta AB in 1972 with his father Lars whilst still attending the Stockholm School of Economics to exploit the Gamma Knife his father had invented.
Larry held the role of CEO of Elekta between 1972 and 2005. He is currently Chairman of the Board and a principal shareholder of the company. He is also Chairman of the Board for Leskell Social Ventures, a philanthropic that he set up with his wife. He was previously Chairman of the Board at Stockholms Stadsmission from 2005 until 2015. He also holds Board positions at both the International Chamber of Commerce and the Stockholm School of Economics.
Larry is the recipient of the Gold Medal from the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences and the Medal of Enterprisefrom the Royal Patriotic Society. In 2013 he was awarded the Medal of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
Lacy is the President of Elekta Foundation.
Lacy has 23 years of very diverse global radiation industry experience in running operations, developing service products, and leading transformational programs. As former Vice President of Global Education and Training, Lacy has instituted the changes in Elekta learning strategies, content development and digital learning. Additionally, Lacy has led new product and service implementations across the globe, including Europe, Asia, and Americas.
Lacy is passionate in helping the developing world. She has been a strong supporter of building radiotherapy competences in low- and middle-income countries in both business and charities including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds to donate radiation equipment to low- and middle-income markets in Africa.
Lacy earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in Shanghai, China and an Executive MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
Viveca is the Executive Assistant of Elekta Foundation. She also works as Executive Assistant at Elekta AB for Chairman and Founder Laurent Leksell, the Directors of the Board and Executive Vice President Human Resources.
Viveca has a long international experience as an Executive Assistant at different companies and she has worked with many large projects like conferences, events, training, and education programs.
"I am proud to be a part of the Elekta Foundation and to be able to contribute to improve cancer care in unserved regions and communities. I believe we can make a difference and look forward to helping facilitate the Foundation's vision."
Alice Friaux is the Communications and Marketing Manager of the Foundation.
She has a Master in Marketing and Communications from Sorbonne-Paris and a Master in Global Health from Karolinska Institute.
Alice has 20 years of working experience. Before joining Elekta, she was working for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm. She was deployed to Guinea in 2015 during the Ebola epidemic where she conducted education programs for community health workers.
Dedicating to vulnerable populations is an essential driver in her professional and personal life.