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Mothercare CEO to join board of IKEA's parent company

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New board members set to join INGKA Holding B.V. Supervisory Board of IKEA Group
Jon Abrahamsson Ring (Plantasjen AS, Sweden) and Mark Newton-Jones (Mothercare, UK) have been proposed as new board members for INGKA Holding B.V. Supervisory Board, the parent company of IKEA Group. If successful, the new members will be formally voted in during the annual meeting in November.

Currently President and CEO of Plantasjen AS, Jon Abrahamsson Ring has previously held a number of senior Executive roles, including CEO for Filippa K Group. Jon has more than 10 years of international retail experience from IKEA Group in Sweden, Canada and China.

Mark Newton-Jones has been the CEO of Mothercare Plc since 2014. Prior to joining Mothercare, Mark was CEO of ShopDirect Group. Earlier in his career, Mark held various senior Executive roles at Next Plc, including Director of the Next Directory.

“With their customer focused and solid background in retail, both from logistics and digital development, Jon and Mark will bring additional contribution of experiences to the Board, which will further enable us to develop our offering as a multichannel retailer for the many people” says Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, Chairman of the INGKA Holding B.V. Supervisory Board

”I’m very happy to be a part of the IKEA family again and hope that I with my experiences, both from roles within IKEA and outside, will contribute to the continued development of IKEA Group as a multichannel retailer, now and in the future” says Jon Abrahamsson Ring

“IKEA is a household name globally and is a hugely successful retailer in its sector. It is a privilege to be proposed to serve on the Supervisory Board” says Mark Newton-Jones.

Source : IKEA

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25 August 2016

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