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President of IKEA Canadahttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Stefan SjöstrandPresident of IKEA Canada<div class="ExternalClass6965CB0718E84754AC6101B53E839E52"><p>Stefan, best known for his high energy level, drive and results-focused attitude, transitioned into the role of president of IKEA Canada in September 2014, where he is committed to securing IKEA’s position as the leader in life at home. </p><p>He joined IKEA in 2007 as Global Manager, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands to build up a new supply chain for Green Plants, as well be part of building the new purchase process within IKEA. After two years, Stefan transitioned to IKEA of Sweden, which is IKEA’s design house, where he was chosen to be one of seven global leaders in product development. In 2012, Stefan joined IKEA France as Senior Vice President. </p><p>Prior to joining IKEA, Stefan quickly climbed the ranks at several high-profile international organizations including OLW, a leading consumer snack brand in Sweden, where he rose and became CEO; Besthand, a start-up company where Stefan was tasked with building the company and creating strong organic growth; and finally Weibull Trädgård, a horticultural and garden supply company, where Stefan acted as CEO for the Nordic market. He has a strong reputation as a leader in senior level executive positions internationally with a focus on marketing, sales, innovation, and change management. </p><p>Stefan currently lives in Toronto and is married to his wife Helén and has three children. </p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/StefanSjostrand.jpg, Stefan SjöstrandGP0|#aabc514d-3879-4693-8b79-6e96db11dc00;L0|#0aabc514d-3879-4693-8b79-6e96db11dc00|Stefan Sjöstrand;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClass74D7DC6DFC30449581DF9D356099150F"><p>​...committed to securing IKEA’s position as the leader in life at home...</p></div>