Ikea’s UK boss appointed US retail manager

ELIAS JAHSHAN | February 6, 2019

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Javier Quinones is poised to become the new head of Ikea’s retail operations on the other side of the Atlantic, just eight months after he was appointed as the furniture retailer’s UK boss. Ikea has confirmed that Quinones is set to leave his current role as UK and Ireland country retail manager to take on the role of US country retail manager on March 1. Quinones was appointed to his current role last June, when he replaced former UK and Ireland country retail manager Gillian Drakeford – who was promoted to Ikea retail system manager at parent company Inter Ikea Systems. In the US, Quinones will replace Lars Petersson, who is retiring after 36 years with the Swedish furniture giant. A spokesperson from Ikea UK told Retail Gazette that a local successor for Quinones will be announced in due course. “His appointment supports Ikea’s continued ambition to create a better everyday life for the many people,” the spokesperson said.

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