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IKEA names new UK country manager

IKEA has named Peter Jelkeby as country manager for the UK and Ireland. He replaces Javier Quinones who is moving to head up IKEA's retail operations in the USA.

Jelkeby commented: "I'm delighted to return to the UK and Ireland at such a significant point in our history, as we evolve and renew our business to ensure IKEA's continued success. Building on many years of solid growth, we are responding to the changing needs of our customers to secure an IKEA that is affordable, reaches more people, delivers excellent customer experience and is truly people and planet positive."

Jelkeby began his career with IKEA over 20 years ago, spending a spell in the UK which culminated in the role of deputy retail manager for IKEA UK and Ireland. He joins from Clas Ohlson where he held the positions of EVP & COO, director of operations and acting CEO. 

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