Ikea hires former Clas Ohlson boss to lead UK business

Peter Jelkeby Ikea

Ikea has appointed former Clas Ohlson chief executive Peter Jelkeby as its new UK and Ireland country retail manager.

Jelkeby joined Ikea as a part-time co-worker in the 1980s and worked his way up the ranks to deputy retail manager for its British business.

Swedish rival Clas Ohlson recruited him in 2008. He had numerous roles including executive vice president, chief operating officer, director of operations and most recently acting chief executive. He left the company in 2017.

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