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31 March 2022

Peter van der Poel becomes Managing Director Ingka Investments as Krister Mattsson moves on


Krister Mattsson, Managing Director Ingka Investments, will leave Ingka Group on June 10, 2022 and take on board positions with Stichting Ingka Foundation, Stichting IMAS Foundation and Stichting IKEA Foundation and other external board memberships. Peter van der Poel, IKEA Range and Supply Manager and Managing Director at IKEA of Sweden, joins Ingka Group on May 1 and becomes new Managing Director Ingka Investments as of June 10, 2022.

Krister has been with IKEA Group since 1988 and has held various positions in the company. In 2014 he was appointed as Head of Financial Asset Management, today known as Ingka Investments. Ingka Investments is one of three core businesses of Ingka Group and has over the years developed into a business generating lasting financial returns for Ingka Group, while at the same time supporting growth of companies that boost Ingka Group’s business development and the people and planet agenda.   

Under Krister’s leadership, Ingka Investments has moved with speed to secure rapid development and quick delivery of new initiatives in areas such as circularity, renewable energy and forestry. Together with his team he has shown that it’s good business to be a good business. We are very pleased to see that Krister will continue to support the vision to create a better everyday life for the many people through his board positions“, said Jesper Brodin, CEO Ingka Group.  

Peter van der Poel started his career with IKEA in the Delft store in 1993. He worked in the Dutch retail organization for several years before joining IKEA of Sweden in 2010 as a Business Area Manager. He stepped into his current assignment in 2017.    

Peter is a strong interdependent leader and ambassador of IKEA values. With his extensive knowledge of the IKEA value chain and his talent for business development, he will make an important contribution to our growth and climate agenda together with the team in Ingka Investments“, said Jesper Brodin. 

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