Jesper Brodin is the president and CEO of the Ingka Group, a strategic partner to the IKEA franchisee system and the largest franchisee to operate under the IKEA brand. As the world’s largest home furnishing retailer, the Ingka Group owns and operates 368 stores in 30 countries (FY18) under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
Jesper Brodin started his career at IKEA in 1995 as purchase manager in Pakistan. Over the years, he held different roles which includes earlier roles such as assistant to IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad and to then IKEA Group CEO Anders Dahlvig; business area manager kitchen and dining; regional manager china; supply chain manager; and more recently, as managing director for range & supply, Inter IKEA Group. He took on his current role and responsibilities, in September 2017.
He holds a master of science in industrial engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.