Ikea names Netherlands head Ward to lead U.S. division
November 11, 2008,
Conshohocken, Pa. – Specialty retailer Ikea has named Mike Ward president of Ikea U.S., effective Jan. 1, 2009.
Ward currently is the chief of Ikea Netherlands. He joined Ikea Canada in 1986, and in 2001 was promoted to deputy retail manager, Ikea Netherlands. He has headed the division since 2005.
Spiers-Lopez has led Ikea US since 2001; she first joined the company in 1990.
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