IKEA, the Swedish residence furnishings retailer, has appointed Susanne Pulverer as its new and first girl chief government officer (CEO) and chief sustainability officer (CSO), for its India enterprise.

Ms. Pulverer took over from the outgoing India CEO Peter Betzel, who moved on to the subsequent task inside the IKEA Group. Previous to the brand new duty, Ms. Pulverer held the place of Group Enterprise Danger and Compliance Supervisor on the Ingka Group, of which IKEA is an element.

Ms. Pulverer joined IKEA in 1997 and has labored throughout completely different roles inside IKEA. That is her third stint in India. She began her IKEA journey as Environmental Supervisor for the IKEA Group and moved on to IKEA of Sweden, the place she held numerous roles in numerous enterprise classes. She then moved to India in 2007 to go the buying operate for IKEA South Asia throughout which she developed a powerful connection and fervour for India and its folks.

She was additionally managing director at IKEA Communications, the in-house company of IKEA, for five years throughout which she led the organisation by means of a serious transformation to drive higher enterprise and folks outcomes. In her final function in India, she led market improvement for Delhi NCR, the place she additionally drove the sustainability agenda and local people initiatives essential to IKEA’s imaginative and prescient and mission to grow to be a climate-positive enterprise by 2030.

Ms. Pulverer mentioned, “India is a prioritised marketplace for Ingka Group. Peter and the crew have accomplished a very commendable job of introducing IKEA in India as a purpose-led model. We will proceed our journey to additional increase and set up IKEA as a significant, beloved, and trusted model within the nation maintaining our long-term 2030 commitments in focus.”

Mr. Betzel mentioned, “It has been an unimaginable expertise being part of the IKEA India journey. The love of the folks of India in the direction of IKEA has been humbling.”

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