Appointed to the Board: October 2013
Served as President and CEO of IKEA Group
Companies worked for: IKEA
Concurrent Director’s responsibilities:
Board member of Ikano S.A., Tesco PLC, Lindengruppen AB and The Schipol Group.
2009 – 2013 President and CEO, IKEA Group/Ingka Holding BV
2000 – 2009 Region Manager Retail, IKEA Group
1995 – 2000 Managing director, IKEA of Sweden AB
1991 – 1995 CEO, IKEA Canada
1988 – 1991 CEO, IKEA Belgium
1979 – 1988 Various positions IKEA Svenska Försäljnings AB including Marketing Manager, Training and Development Manager and Store Manager
Mikael Ohlsson is a former President and CEO of IKEA Group, where he worked for more than 30 years and was a member of the group’s executive management for almost 20 years. During his CEO years Ohlsson was chairman of the board of IKEA of Sweden AB (range development and design), the IKEA Industry Group (production), IKEA China Holdings as well as a number of Group Committees. Before taking on the CEO role Mr Ohlsson chaired the board of numerous IKEA retail companies in Europe, the US and Canada, as well as numerous Business Councils and Group Development projects. Mr Ohlsson brings an in-depth knowledge of customer-focused retail operations to the Board of Directors of Volvo Cars.