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Simona Scarpaleggia

CEO, IKEA Switzerland

Simona Scarpaleggia

Simona Scarpaleggia is the CEO of IKEA Switzerland, where she oversees the strategy and operations of the retail business, including nine stores, e-commerce, and distribution that generate annual revenues of EUR 1 billion. Before joining IKEA Switzerland, she held various senior executive positions at IKEA Italy as well as other multinational companies. A passionate campaigner for all issues related to women's leadership, Scarpaleggia is the co-founder of Valore D in Italy, as well as Advance – Women in Swiss Business in Switzerland. Both organizations have a mission to support and increase women's representation in the top management teams of their respective member companies. Scarpaleggia serves on the boards of IKEA AG, Inter IKEA Center Switzerland, the Swedish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, and IKEA Foundation Switzerland, and co-chairs the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Women´s Economic Empowerment.