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 Group 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 Group Services

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, President Permobil 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

 Ulrika Bäckström-Ramnek

Ulrika Bäckström-Ramnek, Executive Vice President Group Human Resources and Group Communications

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

Bruce Boulanger

Bruce Boulanger, President Permobil 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, President Permobil 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 Group 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 Group Legal & Risk, Group General Counsel and 

Executive Vice President Group 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


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