Here are four notes:
1. Mr. Yanai brings 30 years of medical device industry experience to Mazor.
2. He has served as director for a number of publicly traded companies including Nasdaq in New York City, Israel-based Macrocure as well as Check-Cap in Israel.
3. Mr. Yanai was the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Israel-based Given Imaging, which developed and manufactured diagnostic products to detect and visualize gastrointestinal tract disorders. In 2014, Dublin, Ireland-based Covidien bought Given Imaging in a $1 billion deal.
4. Mr. Yanai has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and economics from Israel-based Tel Aviv University.
"Mazor's performance and commitment to innovation have contributed to its position as the market leader in guidance system for spine surgeries. I am looking forward to working with the board and being part of Mazor's continued success," said Mr. Yanai.