Group Management

Bengt Thorsson

Bengt Thorsson, President & CEO 


Joined Permobil: September 2018

Work experience: President EMEA at Dometic, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Europe at Scania

Education: B.Sc. from the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg

Carl Bandhold

Carl Bandhold, CFO

Joined Permobil: March 2011

Work experience: Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, Strategy Manager at Accenture and Associate at Deutsche Bank     

Education: MBA from INSEAD as well as a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology and Imperial College of London

Jonas Cederhage

Jonas Cederhage, Executive Vice President Business Unit Manual Wheelchairs and 

Executive Vice President Business Function Supply Chain

Joined Permobil: April 2016

Work experience: Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain at Nilfisk-Advance A/S and various management positions within global supply chain and operations at Ericsson

Education: B.Sc. in Industrial Management & Supply Chain, University of Gävle and University of Texas

Peter Jidesjö

Peter Jidesjö, Executive Vice President Business Unit Services & Installed Base Management

Joined Permobil: May 2018

Work experience: Vice President Services & Original Parts at DeLaval and Supply Chain Manager at Munters

Education: M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management, Linköping University

Chuck Witkowski, Executive Vice President Business Region Americas 

Joined Permobil: November 2019

Work experience: Corporate vice-president and global general manager at Hillrom, a mission-driven medical device company. Prior to Hillrom, founding president and CEO of Hubble Telemedical. Previous experince from building and leading medical device, healthcare service and life sciences businesses. 

Education: Economic degree, University of Montana and an MBA, the Haslam School of Business at the University of Tennessee

Tom Borcherding

Tom Borcherding, Executive Vice President Business Unit Seating & Positioning  

Joined Permobil: March 2015

Work experience: President, ROHO Inc.

Education: B.Sc. Marketing and Communications, Miami University

Bruce Boulanger

Bruce Boulanger, Executive Vice President Business Region APAC 

Joined Permobil: May 2017 

Work experience: Director Global Commercial Effectiveness and Country General Manager China at Urgo, Global Sales Force Effectiveness at Abbott, Solvay Pharma and Fournier Pharma

Education: B.Sc. Physics and Human Physiology, University of Toronto

Markus Mauer

Markus Mauer, Executive Vice President Business Region EMEA 

Joined Permobil: May 2019

Work experience: Global VP Sales & Marketing at Natus Medical, VP Sales & Marketing EMEA at Spacelabs Healthcare, various positions within country and EMEA sales, marketing and general management at Ambu A/S

Education: Diploma in Physics from Johannes-Gutenburg University, Mainz and completed a senior executive leadership program at the London Business School

Catharina Modahl Nilsson

Catharina Modahl Nilsson, Executive Vice President Business Function Research & Development

Joined Permobil: June 2019

Work experience: Head of Chassis, Cab, Complete Vehicle and Bus at Traton Group, various senior management positions within R&D as well as within product- and project management at Scania Group

Education: M.Sc. in Vehicle Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Cecilia von Heijne

Cecilia von Heijne, Executive Vice President Business Function Legal & Risk, Group General Counsel and 

Executive Vice President Business Function Quality & Regulatory Affairs

Joined Permobil: September 2017

Work experience: Legal counsel at Scania, Attorney-at-law at Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå, Management Consultant, Arthur D. Little and Associate, Advokatfirman Vinge

Education: LLM, Law Lund University

Johan Holmström

Johan Holmström, Executive Vice President Business Function Marketing & Medical Affairs and 

Acting Executive Vice President Power Products

Joined Permobil: December 2018

Work experience: Various commercial roles within the medical device industry and most recent Director and Head of Western Europe at Lohmann & Rauscher and Vice President Global Marketing at Mölnlycke Health Care

Education: M.Sc. in Business Administration, University of Gothenburg

Ulrika Bäckström-Ramnek

Ulrika Bäckström-Ramnek, Executive Vice President Business Function Human Resources

Joined Permobil: March 2018

Work experience: Head of Human Resources EMEA Sales and aftermarket service at Electrolux, broad HR experience from Thermo Fischer Scientific, Pfizer, Tetra Pak, Mölnlycke and Dow Chemical

Education: M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology


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