Today, Thomas Axelsson, CEO of Vitrolife AB (publ), informed the Board of Directors of his desire and intention to retire and be released from his position. Consequently, the process to find a new CEO to replace Thomas will immediately begin and will be led by Jon Sigurdsson, Chairman of the Board. Thomas will remain as the CEO until the recruitment process is finalized.
“Since Thomas joined as the CEO in 2011, he has achieved a remarkable value creation and profitable growth. His outstanding leadership and engagement have been essential for colleagues, partners customers and shareholders. The Board and I want to thank Thomas for his contribution and aim to make the transition into a new leader for the Vitrolife Group as smooth as possible.” says Jon Sigurdsson.
“Ever since I entered Vitrolife, I have felt the strong passion for the dedicated difference we are making for people, when we contribute to fulfilling their dream of having a baby. It has been a good journey together and while I will miss the dynamism of the business and all people involved, I have arrived at the conclusion that it is time for a new phase in life.” says Thomas Axelsson.
Valencia, September 12, 2022
VITROLIFE AB (publ)
Jón Sigurdsson, Chairman of the Board
Queries should be addressed to:
Thomas Axelsson, CEO, phone: +46 31 721 80 01
Patrik Tolf, CFO, phone: +46 31 766 90 21
This information is information that Vitrolife AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 6.30 pm CEST on September 12, 2022.
This is a translation of the Swedish version of the press release. When in doubt, the Swedish wording prevails.