About Krister Mattsson
I firmly believe that we’ve never had so much opportunity, technology, passion or momentum to create a better life for all of us, that is kinder to our planet. This is why I am excited to be part of Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group (comprised of IKEA Retail, Ingka Centres and Ingka Investments) as Managing Director of Ingka Investments since 2018.
With an amazing community of IKEA people who are passionate about entrepreneurship and making things better, we continuously strive for a new IKEA, better homes, better lives, better air, better energy, better transport, better use of resources, better forestry and better stores.
The strong liquidity position that Ingka Group built over a history of more than 75 years, allows us to think in generations, rather than in quarterly reports. We actively contribute to our future business by acquisitions and investments in retail tech and services to help shape the IKEA of tomorrow by making bold investments for change. Through our investments, we want to make a positive impact on society and our planet. The home that we all share.
I have 35 years of experience in investments, corporate finance, tax and treasury. Following graduation from the University of Lund, Sweden, and the University of California, USA, I embarked on trainee jobs in Germany, South Africa and the USA, before working for Skanska Group and Alfa Laval Group in Sweden. I then joined IKEA Group, which later became Ingka Group.
Today I am a member of the Ingka Group Management as well as a member of several country boards and other boards within Ingka Group. I hold two positions, Managing Director of Ingka Investments and Head of Ingka Group Corporate Finance and Tax (including Treasury and Insurance).