Ikea CEO moves to Kingfisher
Published:  16 December, 2009

LONDON: Kingfisher today announced that Anders Dahlvig is to become a non-executive director of the company. He will formally join the Board with effect from 16 December 2009. Mr Dahlvig, 52, was previously chief executive and president of The IKEA Group from 1999 to 2009, having spent 26 years with the company.

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."

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight


Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

At Arco, we are an industry specific recruitment consultancy, providing sales and managerial staff Nationwide to Merchants, Distributors and Manufacturers of Building Materials within the Construction Sales Sector. Priding ourselves on our unparalleled customer service and hard work, we offer a fresh, innovative and personal approach to recruitment specifically designed to meet our clients’ needs and candidates’ skills.

Guest Blog by Simon Damp

Is DIY a lost art?

As time goes by, the art of do-it-yourself when it comes to activities around the home and garden is fast becoming more and more of a lost art.