Who doesn’t enjoy a trip to Ikea?
Even if you don’t need to buy anything specific, it’s a fantastic day out, getting lost in all the expertly designed rooms, and trying out all the cushions and bouncy chairs. Their cafe is awesome as well - you have not properly experienced Ikea until you have tasted their Swedish meatballs!
Ikea are famous around the world for their clean and functional interior design that is accessible to everyone. They have found the balance of being practical, but attractive and homely.
CEO Jesper Brodin has worked for the popular furniture retail company for decades, starting back in 1995 as Purchasing Manager for Ikea Pakistan. 2 years later, Brodin moved on to become Regional Purchase Manager for South East Asia, as well as Assistant to the current CEO, Anders Dahlvig.
Over the following years, Brodin held various management roles in the supply business areas, eventually becoming the MD of Ikea in Sweden, before finally becoming CEO of the Ikea company in 2017.
Check out this video interview with Brodin, as he shares his future plans for Ikea.