Swedish home furnishings retailer IKEA has announced the appointment of Adosh Sharma as new country expansion manager for its India business.
Sharma, an experienced IKEA leader takes over from Per Hornell, and will be part of the leadership team reporting to Susanne Pulverer, chief executive officer (CEO) and chief sustainability officer (CSO), IKEA India.
As the country expansion manager, Sharma will lead IKEA India’s ambitious omnichannel expansion and growth plans to reach many more people in India. Prior to this role, he held the position of General Manager Buying Merchandising & Planning for the MENA (Middle East North Africa) market with Marks & Spencer in Dubai.
Sharma brings with him over 20 years of experience in retail, having worked across India, the Middle East, and North Africa markets. Prior to this, he was associated with IKEA Franchises since 2008 and has worked across the markets of Egypt, UAE, and Qatar. In his last assignment with Al Futtaim, he worked with brands such as John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, and Eggo as General Manager where he was responsible for market expansion, operations, brand marketing, strategy, and profitability.
"I am delighted to be back at IKEA and excited to begin my journey as IKEA continues to move closer towards the vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people of the country. IKEA is committed to India as it continues to be a prioritized market for us. We have been able to build a strong foundation in India through our omnichannel presence and we look forward to achieving the long-term vision of providing accessible, affordable, and sustainable home furnishing solutions to the people,” said Sharma, on his appointment.