IKEA announced the appointment of Susanne Pulverer as its new and first woman Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) for its India business on Thursday.
Susanne takes over from the outgoing India CEO Peter Betzel, who will move on to his next assignment within the IKEA group.
Prior to her role as IKEA India CEO and CSO, Susanne Pulverer held the position of Group Business Risk and Compliance Manager at the Ingka group (IKEA’s parent organisation).
Susanne, in her last role in India, led market development for Delhi NCR, where she also drove the sustainability agenda and local community initiatives to IKEA’s aim of becoming a climate-positive business by 2030.
Commenting on her appointment, Susanne Pulverer, CEO & CSO IKEA India, said, "We shall continue our journey to further expand and establish IKEA as a meaningful, loved, and trusted brand in the country keeping our long-term 2030 commitments in focus”.
Outgoing CEO & CSO IKEA India, Peter Betzel said, “I am extremely happy to leave the baton in the capable hands of Susanne. I am confident that she will lead our strong value-based India team to make the IKEA vision a reality for the many people”.
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