Chief Financial Officer, IKEA US
Rob Olson, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IKEA US, is responsible for developing and securing the overall US strategy including finance, risk, legal, purchasing, business navigation, IT and operations. He began his IKEA career in 1998 as Business Controller in Schaumburg, Illinois. In 2000, he was promoted to Assistant Store Manager Operations and quickly moved into the role of Assistant Store Manager Sales in 2002. In June 2003, Rob moved to Woodbridge, VA to be the Store Manager. Then in August 2004, he moved back to the Schaumburg, Illinois store as Store Manager. In August 2006, Rob was promoted to Deputy Retail Manager where he joined the US management team and had responsibility for multiple stores and ecommerce, helping to secure the IKEA vision, business direction and values.
Rob took on his current position, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2008. IKEA US is number 2 in the US home furnishings market; the company is recognized by millions around the world for offering great value and price, as well as being a good company and employer with strong social and environmental programs.