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Jelkeby returns to Ikea to run UK and Ireland

Ikea has named its former UK deputy retail manager as country retail manager, Ikea UK & Ireland.

Peter Jelkeby will replace Javier Quiñones, who left in March to take on the role of country retail manager in the US.
Like his predicessor Jelkeby joined the group as a part-time employee before spending two decades there. He left nine years ago to join Swedish retailer Clas Ohlson as executive vice president and chief operating officer, director of operations and most recently acting chief executive.
'I’m delighted to return to Ikea UK and Ireland at such a significant point in our history, as we evolve and renew our business to ensure Ikea’s continued success,’ says Jelkeby.
‘Building on many years of solid growth, we are responding to the changing needs of our customers to secure an Ikea that is affordable, reaches more people, delivers excellent customer experience and is truly people and planet positive.
‘Our co-workers are at the heart of our business. I look forward to reconnecting with past colleagues and meeting all our co-workers across the UK and Ireland as together we continue to grow and develop the Ikea business, not just today and tomorrow but for many years to come.’