Norwegian Business Association (India)

The IKEA Experience in India


On 22nd January 2014, Ambassador Homme hosted a seminar with Guest Speaker Mrs Jessica Anderen, Trading Area Manager, South Asia, IKEA and Board member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce India. Please see below for more details about the event and the speaker. Read a resume of the seminar by clicking here.

Seminar and informal get together on 22nd January 2014 at the Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi
Guest Speaker:  Jessica Anderen, Trading Area Manager, South Asia, IKEA. 

Norwegians almost consider Swedish IKEA, featuring Scandinavian modern style furniture and accessories, as their own and are proud of the way it has promoted Scandinavian culture and good business practices to the rest of the world. Mrs Anderen will speak about lessons learned from doing business in India, including on CSR issues.

Ms. Jessica Anderen
Jessica Anderen is Trading Area Manager for IKEA South Asia, responsible for IKEA’s operations in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and is active in several management committees across IKEA. By education, Jessica has background in Economics and strives in leading and growing people to deliver results. She has a keen interest in developing business and people and believes tremendously in the growth story of the South Asian region.

Jessica is a strong advocate for I-WAY, IKEA’s role as a responsible corporate citizen. She actively pursues the ongoing development of sustainable business practices and fair treatment of all people involved in the supply of products to IKEA through suppliers and sub-suppliers.

Jessica has been with IKEA since 1989, and since then has held a variety of important positions in different parts of the IKEA world including Greater China, Singapore, Australia, and Sweden and now in India.

Prior to arriving in India, Jessica has had a diverse career in IKEA, living and working in many parts of the world. From department head position in Sweden to leading positions in retail mega stores, to trading operations in Greater China, Regional Furniture Manger responsibility in Asia-Pacific based in Singapore, rebuilding the store concepts in Australia to developing and leading complete range offerings from the Swedish headquarters IKEA of Sweden. Jessica has a sound knowledge of IKEA’s core values and understands the fundamentals of its success.

Jessica lives with her husband and two children in New Delhi and enjoys travelling, skiing, reading and spending time with family and friends.

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