Ikea Names New CEO
May 24, 2017,
NEW 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.
“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.
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