Commenting on the appointment, Kingfisher's chairman, Daniel Bernard said: "We are delighted that Anders is joining the board. He is a hugely experienced international retailer, with particular knowledge of the home improvement sector. I know we will benefit from his considerable expertise as we strengthen and grow our businesses around the world."
Mr Dahlvig said: "I am very pleased to be joining Kingfisher. From my time at IKEA I know Kingfisher's businesses well, having operated in many of the same markets across Europe and Asia. Kingfisher is a strong business, with a clear strategy and ambitious plans. I am looking forward to working with Kingfisher's group chief executive, Ian Cheshire, and the rest of the Board on delivering value for shareholders."