NewsIRRAS strengthens executive team with appointment of Kellie Fontes as Senior Director of Human Capital

San Diego, California, Stockholm, Sweden, February 28, 2018 – IRRAS (NASDAQ STOCKHOLM: IRRAS), a commercial-stage medical technology company developing breakthrough devices for a broad range of intracranial bleeding applications and procedures, today announced the appointment of Kellie Fontes as Senior Director, Human Capital and a member of the executive management team. Ms Fontes brings nearly 30 years of experience and knowledge in all facets of Human Resources. Ms Fontes will report directly to the President CEO of IRRAS, Kleanthis G. Xanthopoulos, Ph.D., from the San Diego site in California.

“I am very pleased to welcome Kellie to the executive team of IRRAS,” said Kleanthis G. Xanthopoulos, Ph.D., President and CEO of IRRAS.  “Kellie’s results-oriented HR skills and recognized focus on the creation of strong teams will be of great value to IRRAS as we continue to build a leading, global medical technology company focus on the treatment of intracranial bleedings.”

Ms. Fontes commented, “Working within the medical technology sector, helping patients in need and being part of creating the solutions of tomorrow, is extremely exciting to me. I am very pleased to join the team of IRRAS and to strengthen the strategic work of talent management and HR compliance.”

Ms. Fontes has a vast experience of Human Resources within the pharmaceutical and high-technology industries and brings in-depth knowledge of HR compliance and risk management. She is recognized for her strong skills in developing strategies to strengthen compliance and mitigate risk as well as driving change and facilitating the creation of strong teams. She has led extensive coaching of senior leaders on building personal capabilities and execution of business strategy. Most recently, she acted as Employee Relations and Compliance Director at the high-technology systems company General Atomics. Prior to General Atomics, she held several leading HR positions for nearly ten years at GlaxoSmithKline and acted as a US Director. She holds a BSc in Speech Communication from Montana State University.

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