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Barbara Martin Coppola


Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Ingka Group


Malmö, Sweden


Barbara Martin Coppola is the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at Ingka Group. She started her career with IKEA in 2018 and has the overall responsibility for developing digital capabilities and helping transform the business. She has over 20 years of experience in technology and marketing spanning more than nine countries.

Prior to IKEA, she held leading positions in several global companies such as Google, YouTube, Samsung and Texas Instruments, and has done so by combining her tech capabilities with a key focus on the customer. Barbara has a background in both music & engineering and holds a successful track-record of growing and transforming businesses.

Barbara has a Master of Science (MSc) in Telecommunications Engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, a Master of Science (MSc) in Mobile Communications from E.N.S.T (Telecom Paris), and a Master of Business Administration and Management (MBA) from INSEAD. She is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Barbara is married to Max and they have two kids. Her passion is travelling and music.