Press Release
Date of issue   Oct 01, 2013 | ID: 133907

Mikael Ohlsson - CV and Biography


Present position: Vice-Chairman of the board of directors, Volvo Car Corporation since November 2015


Born: 1957, Helsingborg, Sweden


Education: Industrial economy, LITH, Linköping, Sweden


Professional experience:

2013-2015 Member of the Board of Directors, Volvo Car Corporation

2009-2013 President & 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 has spent all his professional career within the IKEA Group where he has been a member of the Executive Management since 1995 and had held several senior core business positions in the IKEA Group before assuming the role as CEO & President in 2009.


During his CEO years Mikael among other was chairman of the board of IKEA of Sweden AB (range development & design), the IKEA Industry Group (production), IKEA China Holdings as well as a number of Group Committees. Before taking on the CEO role Mikael chaired the board of numerous IKEA Retail companies in Europe, US and Canada as well as various Business Councils and Group Development projects.


Concurrent board of director responsibilities:

Tesco Plc - Member of the Board (2014-now)

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