Stefan Sjostrand took over the reins as Ikea Canada’s president in August 2014, after spending eight years working for the company in the Netherlands, Sweden and France. Prior to that, he worked for companies such as OLW, a Swedish snack brand company, and Weibull Garden, a horticultural and garden supply company.jostrand did seven months of mandatory military service in Sweden and stayed on longer to take on leadership roles. He has a marketing and economics degree from IHM Business School in Malmo, Sweden.
“My dream is to make Ikea the best employer in the country.”
He spoke with Craig Dowden.