About the IKEA Group
The founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad, wanted to create an ownership structure and an organisation that stand for independence and a long-term approach. That is why, since 1982, the IKEA Group has been owned by a foundation.
The IKEA Group is active within various fields of IKEA operations – the Swedwood and Swedspan industrial groups, trading, distribution and warehousing divisions and the companies that own and operate stores in countries around the world.
Stichting INGKA Foundation
The Stichting INGKA Foundation owns the IKEA Group while the INGKA Holding B.V. is the parent company for all IKEA Group companies. Both are based in the Netherlands. Members of the Supervisory Board of INGKA Holding B.V. are: Göran Grosskopf (Chairman), Mathias Kamprad, Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, Göran Lindahl, Carl Wilhelm Ros, Bruno Winborg and Magdalena Gerger. Ingvar Kamprad, who retired from Group Management in 1986, is Senior Advisor. The Management Board of INGKA Holding B.V. consists of Mikael Ohlsson, Sören Hansen and Christer Thordson.
IKEA Group Management
IKEA Group Management consists of: Mikael Ohlsson (President and CEO), Ian Duffy, Sören Hansen, Pernille Lopez, Helen Duphorn, Torbjörn Lööf, Noel Wijsmans, Göran Stark and Werner Weber.
IKEA Services B.V. and IKEA Services AB
IKEA Services B.V. and IKEA Services AB with nine staff units in the Netherlands and Sweden support the work of all Group companies.
There are IKEA Stores in more than 38 countries, most of which most belong to the IKEA Group. The remaining stores are owned and run by other independent owners. All IKEA Stores (IKEA Group stores as well as stores owned by other independent owners) are operated under franchise from Inter IKEA Systems B.V.