BrainsWay Announces Appointment of Hadar Levy as CEO
BURLINGTON, Mass. and JERUSALEM, Feb. 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BrainsWay Ltd. (NASDAQ & TASE: BWAY) (“BrainsWay” or the “Company”), a global leader in advanced noninvasive neurostimulation treatments for mental health disorders, today announced the appointment of Hadar Levy, the Company’s Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO), and a member of BrainsWay’s senior leadership team since 2014, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Levy has been instrumental as a sales, financial and operational leader for the Company throughout his tenure at BrainsWay, previously serving as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and then General Manager North America, before assuming his role as SVP and COO. Mr. Levy succeeds Christopher R. von Jako, Ph.D., who has decided to step down from the Company to pursue other opportunities.
“We are grateful to Chris for his tireless efforts, dedication, and extensive contributions to BrainsWay over the past three years as CEO,” stated David Zacut, who served as BrainsWay’s Chairman since the Company’s founding. “He has relentlessly pursued our mission of boldly advancing neuroscience to improve health and transform lives. We wish him success as he embarks on the next chapter of his distinguished career. Looking forward, we are excited to leverage Hadar’s broad expertise and extensive experience to capture the significant growth opportunities that lie ahead for BrainsWay.”
“It has been a privilege working closely with Chris over the past few years as we have positioned the Company well for long-term success,” stated Mr. Levy. “I am honored to have been appointed to lead this great Company, and am excited about our future prospects and the many tailwinds that we see positively impacting our business. I look forward to working closely with our board of directors, outstanding executive leadership team, and all of our dedicated employees to strategically grow our business, and am more confident than ever in BrainsWay’s significant potential as a global leader in the TMS industry.”
BrainsWay is a global leader in advanced noninvasive neurostimulation treatments for mental health disorders. The Company is boldly advancing neuroscience with its proprietary Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS™) platform technology to improve health and transform lives. BrainsWay is the first and only TMS company to obtain three FDA-cleared indications backed by pivotal clinical studies demonstrating clinically proven efficacy. Current indications include major depressive disorder (including reduction of anxiety symptoms, commonly referred to as anxious depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and smoking addiction. The Company is dedicated to leading through superior science and building on its unparalleled body of clinical evidence. Additional clinical trials of Deep TMS in various psychiatric, neurological, and addiction disorders are underway. Founded in 2003, with offices in Burlington, MA and Jerusalem, Israel, BrainsWay is committed to increasing global awareness of and broad access to Deep TMS. For the latest news and information about BrainsWay, please visit www.brainsway.com.
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