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Lars Svensson

Sustainability and Communication Director, IKEA Southeast Asia

Lars Svensson is the Sustainability and Communication Director for IKEA Southeast Asia & Mexico and Group Sustainability Manager for Ikano Group. IKEA Southeast Asia & Mexico owns and operates IKEA stores and Shopping Centres in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand and invest in mixed use real estate.

Lars has worked in regional and local management roles in Southeast Asia since 1992 with mainly IKEA but also EF, Novena Holdings and Oriflame with sustainability, marketing, establishment, business development and sales. Between 1998 and 2002 he was based in native Sweden as MD for Japro Management Consulting and CEO for Internet start-up Global Events Online.

He is currently Vice President of Thai Swedish Chamber Of Commerce and has served as Councillor for Southwest CDC in Singapore. Lars Svensson earned a MBA from Stockholm School of Economics with a post graduate scholarship for Malay language studies at National University of Singapore. He is married with two daughters, lives in Bangkok and is passionate about pottering around home – the most important place in the world.

Event Schedule

13 February 2020
Start Time End Time Session Description

-The importance for Southeast Asian countries to adapt new strategies to transform to sustainable growth models

-Social and environmental responsibility, evolving Read More

Noeleen Heyzer

Former Under Secretary-General at the United Nations (UN), Member of UN’s Secretary General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, Lee Kong Chian Distinguished Fellow, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University

Ylva Berg

CEO, Business Sweden

Carl Hagman

CEO, Stena Shipping & Ferries

Rajesh Chhabara

Managing Director, CSRWorks International

Jonas Samuelson

President and CEO, Electrolux

Esther An

Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited

Christopher Flensborg

Head of Climate and Sustainable Finance, SEB

Filippa Bergin

Head of Research & Business Development, Global Child Forum

Lars Svensson

Sustainability and Communication Director, IKEA Southeast Asia

Capella Singapore

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