Lars-Johan Jarnheimer

Chairman Of IKEA Group

The Chairman of arguably not only Britain’s but also Europe’s most popular furniture shop, Ikea,Lars-Johan Jarnheimer became Chairman of the IKEA Group in January 2015. The former President & CEO of Tele2 AB; a major European telecommunications operator, with about 14 million customers in 9 countries, Jarnheimer’s business prowess and stature are obvious for all to see. An incredibly impressive figure that has held a number of high profile corporate roles, the charismatic and influential Lars-Johan Jarnheimer is available to hire as an after dinner speaker for events and conferences across the UK through the Champions Speakers agency.

Embarking upon corporate leadership in 1991 when he joined the Kinnevik Group, an investment company with stakes in almost 30 companies that operate across five continents in more than 80 countries, with a particular focus on growth markets. The largest holdings are Zalando, Millicom, Tele2, Rocket Internet, Global Fashion Group and MTG showcasing the magnitude of Jarnheimer’s engagement and role.

Headhunted as a Managing Director of the Swedish music video channel Z-TV, a satellite channel, Lars-Johan continued to grow and evolve within the corporate world while continuing to add to his already impressive repertoire of skills. In typical fashion for Jarnheimer, it did not take long after this engagement for his career at the Kinnevik Group to accelerate and again graduate to became the Managing Director of the newly started telecom company Comviq GSM AB. After Comviq’s merger with Tele2, Jarnheimer left for yet another new challenge at SAAB Automobile where he became responsible for the Scandinavian, Baltic, and Russian markets. An expert in management and leadership, Lars-Johan Jarnheimer is perfectly placed to provide advice, tools and tactics to aspiring and current leaders that is certain to make a hugely positive impact and shape the lives of individuals and businesses for years to come.

Returning to the Kinnevik Group as Executive Vice President, Lars-Johan was this time responsible for growing the customer care company Transcom, as well as the loyalty management company Collect AB. From 1999 to 2008 Lars-Johan held the role of President & CEO of Tele2 AB. Jarnheimer’s current directorships include INGKA Holding B.V (the Parent company of IKEA); Apoteket AB, the Swedish state owned pharmacy retailer, Arvid Nordquist Handelsaktiebolag and he is a member of the Boards of SAS AB, Egmont International Holding A/S, Elite Hotels (SSRS Holding Aktiebolag) and Seamless, a mobile application provider. He is also Chairman of BRIS, the Swedish children’s rights organisation.

An extremely diverse and decorated leader that has excelled worldwide in a host of industries and roles, Lars-Johan Jarnheimer epitomises leadership and business acumen having flourished throughout his illustrious career. An inspiring and motivational speaker with an abundance of knowledge, experience and expertise to share with his guests, Jarnheimer is a must hire for anyone looking to develop and evolve as leaders.

To book Lars-Johan Jarnheimer as the after dinner speaker for your corporate event or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.