Olivier Baraille exchanges Ikea Belgium for Ikea France

Olivier Baraille exchanges Ikea Belgium for Ikea France

Olivier Baraille, currently the CEO of Ikea Belgium, is to become Ikea France's CEO on 1 May. He will replace Stefan Vanoverbeke, who will take charge of Ikea Southwest Europe.

Position switches at Ikea

Baraille has been Ikea Belgium's CEO since 2008 and has worked for the furniture store chain since 1989. Now 49 years old, he has filled several positions in several different countries, including project manager, store manager, sales manager and marketing director, a position he held in France and Sweden.


Ikea has not yet revealed who will become the new CEO of Ikea Belgium.

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