Jesper Brodin started as IKEA purchase manager in Pakistan in 1995 and soon became the regional purchase manager for Southeast Asia. In 2000, Brodin took on the assignment as assistant to the CEO at that time, Anders Dahlvig, and the IKEA founder, Ingvar Kamprad. From 2003 to 2008, Jesper worked at IKEA of Sweden as Business Area manager for kitchen and dining before he went back to Asia and became regional purchase manager for China and thereafter the IKEA supply chain manager from 2011 to 2013, based in Sweden. Since 2013, Brodin is the CEO of IKEA range and supply in Sweden. IKEA of Sweden has the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply all IKEA stores around the world with home furnishing solutions available for the many people.
Brodin has a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. He was born in 1968 and lives in Helsingborg, Sweden, with his family.