Group Management


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

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

Ulrika BÀckström

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

Marika Isberg, EVP Legal and Risk, General Counsel

Marika Isberg

Executive Vice President Group Legal & Risk and Group General Counsel 

Joined Permobil: March 2023

Work experience: EVP General Counsel at BioGaia, Head of Legal at Arla Foods in Sweden and Finland and started her career at Vinge law firm.

Education: Master of Laws and LL.M, and BSc Accounting from Lund University.

Peter Jidesjö

Executive Vice President Group Services and Group Quality & Regulatory Affairs

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

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

Charlotta Nyberg


Joined Permobil: November 2021

Work experience: Vice President for Corporate Control at Telia. Leadership positions in Ericsson, Business Sweden and 10 years at Accenture.

Education: M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).

Catharina Tunberg, EVP R&D

Catharina Tunberg

Executive Vice President Group Research & Development

Joined Permobil: February 2022

Work experience: Chief Technology Officer for the Global Solutions Division at ASSA ABLOY; various senior management positions within R&D, sales, marketing, business & strategy development at ASSA ABLOY and Ericsson. 

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