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Portrait of Ulrika Biesèrt

Ulrika Biesèrt


Global People & Culture Manager, Ingka Group


Leiden, The Netherlands


Ulrika Biesèrt is the Global People & Culture Manager for Ingka Group. She leads the overall people agenda which has at its heart our belief in people and leading with our purpose and through that business and people to grow together.

Ulrika has over 20 years of leadership experience, attracting and developing people and teams, promoting diversity and inclusion.

She started her HR career with IKEA in 1997 after spending six years working as a family counsellor. During her many years with IKEA, she has had several assignments working in Sweden and abroad and has worked in all core business areas of IKEA.

Prior to her current role, Ulrika was responsible for leading People and Culture in the Retail and Expansion organisation of Ingka Group, covering 30 markets with 370+ stores and 166,000 co-workers.

Ulrika holds a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Psychology and Economics. She has a huge interest in people, behaviors, talent management, business transformations, and a belief in continuous learning.

Ulrika was born in Sweden and has two grown up children. She now lives in the Netherlands. Just as Ulrika keeps her mind fit through learning – she keeps herself fit by running and exercising. Stating that both are good for her soul.