Ikea Names New CEO

Jasper Brodin to succeed Peter Agnefjäll in September
May 24, 2017Allison Zisko

Ikea logoNEW YORK—Ikea Group has named Jasper Brodin CEO, succeeding Peter Agnefjäll, who will leave in September after 22 years with the company and four at the helm.

Brodin is currently head of Ikea Sweden and responsible for product range and supply chain and has been with the company for 20 years, according to reports.

“I look forward to working with Jesper as we take our next steps in becoming the world’s leading multichannel home furnishing retailer,” said Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, chairman of IKEA Group’s parent company INGKA Holding, in a Fortune story.

Agnefjäll reportedly is stepping down to spend more time with his family before he considers his next steps.

“At some point of time you need to step down. I have basically delivered what was agreed with the board: develop a growth agenda. It’s such an incredibly intense role where you more or less work 365 days a year, 15-16 hours a day. It feels quite good to hand over to Jesper,” Agnefjäll said in a Financial Times story.

“Even if Jesper will bring his own flavor of leadership, there will be no change in the strategic direction,” Jarnheimer told the Financial Times.

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor
azisko@hfnmag.com

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.

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