CMR Surgical appoints Anna Wasyl as Chief Financial Officer

~ Appointment further strengthens CMR’s leadership team as it continues global expansion and rapid commercial scale-up

~ Appointment further strengthens CMR’s leadership team as it continues global expansion and rapid commercial scale-up

CMR Surgical (CMR) — the global surgical robotics business — today announces the appointment of Anna Wasyl as Chief Financial Officer, effective from 1 June 2022.

Anna Wasyl is a highly experienced senior executive with almost two decades of international experience in finance and risk management. She joins CMR from ABB, a world leading manufacturer of industrial robots and robot systems, where she held various senior positions across Europe, the US, China and Mexico in the robotics, process automation and chemical industries. Most recently, Anna was Robotics & Discrete Automation Business Chief Financial Officer in ABB China, where she led financial operations in the high-growth Chinese robotics market. Anna holds an MA in International Economic Relations from SGH Warsaw School of Economics.

Per Vegard Nerseth, Chief Executive Officer of CMR Surgical, commented: “Anna’s appointment is a significant milestone for CMR Surgical as we continue to advance the global scale up of the business in new, high growth markets. Her exceptionally strong experience in leading financial functions and unparalleled understanding of how to positively drive long-term business strategies, while balancing short-term needs, will be invaluable to the business as we continue to deliver our strategy. This is a significant step for the business and we are delighted to welcome Anna to the CMR leadership team.”

This appointment further broadens the expertise of CMR’s leadership team and follows the recent implementation of senior hires in Europe to deliver growth and commercial success across key markets, following the Company’s record $600 million Series D financing in June 2021.

Anna Wasyl, Chief Financial Officer of CMR Surgical, commented: “CMR is a fast-growing, pioneering global robotics business and I’m pleased to join the senior leadership team at such an exciting juncture for the Company. I look forward to being part of CMR’s inspiring mission to deliver Versius and robotic assisted surgery to more hospitals and patients worldwide.”


The Versius® Surgical Robotic System

Versius® resets expectations of robotic surgery. Versius fits into virtually any operating room set-up and integrates seamlessly into existing workflows, increasing the likelihood of robotic minimal access surgery (MAS). The small, portable and modular design of Versius allows the surgeon to only use the number of arms needed for a given procedure.

Biomimicking the human arm, Versius gives surgeons the choice of optimised port placement alongside the dexterity and accuracy of small fully-wristed instruments. With 3D HD vision, easy-to adopt instrument control and a choice of ergonomic working positions, the open surgeon console has the potential to reduce stress and fatigue and allows for clear communication with the surgical team. By thinking laparoscopically and operating robotically with Versius, patients, surgeons and healthcare professionals can all benefit from the value that robotic MAS brings.

But it’s more than just a robot. Versius captures meaningful data with its wider digital ecosystem to support a surgeon’s continuous learning. Through the Versius Connect app, Versius Trainer and CMR clinical registry, Versius unleashes a wealth of insights to ultimately improve surgical care.

About CMR Surgical Limited

CMR Surgical (CMR) is a global medical devices company dedicated to transforming surgery with Versius®, a next-generation surgical robot.

Headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom, CMR is committed to working with surgeons, surgical teams and hospital partners, to provide an optimal tool to make robotic minimal access surgery universally accessible and affordable. With Versius, we are on a mission to redefine the surgical robotics market with practical, innovative technology and data that can improve surgical care.

Founded in 2014, CMR Surgical is private limited company backed by an international shareholder base.

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