Lars Svensson, Sustainability and Communication Director, IKEA Southeast Asia

Lars Svensson is the Sustainability and Communication Director for Ikano Retail Asia (IKEA Southeast Asia) and Group Sustainability Manager for Ikano Group. Ikano Retail Asia own and operate IKEA stores and Shopping Centres in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand and invest in mixed use real estate.

Lars has worked in regional and local management roles in Southeast Asia since 1992 with mainly IKEA but also EF, Novena Holdings and Oriflame with sustainability, marketing, establishment, business development and sales. Between 1998 and 2002 he was based in native Sweden as MD for Japro Management Consulting and CEO for Internet start-up Global Events Online.

He is currently Vice President of Thai Swedish Chamber Of Commerce and has served as Councillor for Southwest CDC in Singapore. Lars Svensson earned a MBA from Stockholm School of Economics with a post graduate scholarship for Malay language studies at National University of Singapore.