Vision & Core Values

The overall Vision of the Cibes Lift Group is “Accessibility for everyone everywhere.”  We believe our success will be driven by making life more convenient for people. This will be accomplished by acting according to our Core Values: personal, progressive and professional.


Corporate Governance

Cibes Lift Group's (CLG) main owner is the Investment company NALKA, located in Stockholm, Sweden. The business is run by Cibes Lift Group as overall group parent company with a number of subsidiaries. Cibes Lift Group management comprises the CEO and CFO and individuals with responsibilities for business units or central corporate functions and conducts regular Group management meetings. The Board of Directors consists of six members.

Management Team

Mats Engblom

CEO, Cibes Lift Group

Born: 1955 
Mats has MSc degrees in engineering and finance.
Background: CEO of Cibes Lift Group since 2012.
Previously, Mats was the MD of Sandvik Process Systems (2004-2012), MD of  Dellner Couplers Group (2000-2004) and has worked in various positions for companies within the Celcius Group (Finance Manager, Marketing Manager and Managing Director, 1982-2000).

Mathias Brandhammar 

CFO & Exec. VP Business Support

Born: 1969

Mathias Brandhammar has over 15 years of experience in Senior Management positions within the field of Finance & Administration. Most recently CFO & VP Business Support of Gyros AB.

As CFO & Exec. VP Mr Brandhammar is also Secretary of the Board of CL Intressenter AB and Board member of Cibes Lift Group and its subsidiaries.

Mr Brandhammar began his career as Accounting Manager with Fridhem AS/Tunga Reservdelar AB. He moved to the former Amersham Pharmacia Biotech (now GE Healthcare) in 1992 where until 2000, he held several senior financial management and administrative positions. In 2000, Mr Brandhammar joined Gyros AB as CFO a position he held until he joined Cibes Lift Group in 2014.

Board positions: e.g. Pharmacia Biotech AS, Biometron AB (publ.), Kopparberg Invest AB, several positions within the Gyros group i.e. the US, the UK, Germany & France.

Chris Roggeband 

VP Sales & Marketing

Born: 1973

Chris Roggeband has more than 15 years’ experience of working with international sales, marketing and business development at senior management level.

Chris Roggeband comes from a position as Commercial Director at Handicare Accessibility, where he was in charge of international sales & marketing (2007-2017).

Other previous positions include Commercial Manager Northern Europe (Sumitomo Chemical 2004-2007, France), Product Manager /Business Development Manager (Monsanto 2002-2004, France) and Country Manager Netherlands (Monsanto Europe, 1998-2002, Belgium).

As VP Sales & Marketing of the Cibes Lift Group, Chris Roggeband is chairman of the board of subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Spain and the UK and member of the board of the other subsidiaries.

Lars Kronberg 

COO Cibes Lift Group

Born: 1956
Lars has MSc degrees in Industrial Economics, at Linköping Institute of Technology

Lars has 25 years’ experience of international industries.
He has held various positions as Plant Manager, Production Manager, Business Unit Manager, Manager of Logistics, Supply Chain Officer, Strategic Purchasing Department etc. Within the industrial area such as Fresenius Kabi, Ericsson and AB Electrolux, since 2012 at Cibes Lift Group.

Samson Popowitz

Director, SE Asia & China

Born: 1975
Samson Popowitz has worked in senior management in in market research, manufacturing and sales in China since 2001 for Scandinavian companies.

Before working in China, Samson worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as a Space Flight Instructor. He has degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Russian Literature and Chinese Language.

As Director, Samson leads the Cibes Team across Asia with a strong focus on the private market.


Merijn Aldewereld

Managing Director Aesy Liften BV & Aesy Lift Bvba

Born: 1982
Merijn Aldewereld has more than 10 years management experience of running a distribution company of well-known, high-quality brands, including after sales.

Merijn has been working in different branches with German, Finnish, French and American brands, being part of AGCO (Agricultural Company) and Caterpillar. Started as a salesman, became a sales manager, ran a rental company and gained a lot of experience in finance and operations.

As Managing Director of Aesy Liften in the Netherlands and Aesy Lift in Belgium (100% Cibes owned subsidiaries) Merijn is responsible for two important markets in Europe with a very high market share and activities in both sales and after sales.