Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt holds a degree in design and fashion from the Art and Design School in Stockholm (Sweden). In addition, Mrs Sjöstedt graduated with a degree in economics & marketing from the IHM Business School in Malmö (Sweden), in 2003. Further professional background was later gained through various courses and programs, one being an Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (USA). Mrs Sjöstedt began her career as a fashion designer with Wellglow Manufacturing Company Ltd. in 1991, with base in both Hong Kong and Sweden, followed by some years with entrepreneurial activities. In 2003, Mrs Sjöstedt joined the IKEA Group where she held various international positions starting up IKEA in Japan. In 2009, she became the CEO of IKEA group in the Netherlands and in 2012 the deputy global retail manager and member of the Executive Management Global Retail responsible for the digital transformation. She also was member of the board of directors for IKEA Food Services with digital and online as well as branding, sales and supply chain responsibilities. In 2014, Mrs Sjöstedt became CEO at Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH before taking over the position as CEO at Georg Jensen A/S in Copenhagen (Denmark) from January 2016 until November 2017. Since 2017, Mrs Sjöstedt has been a member of the supervisory board of today's METRO AG. As of 2 April 2020 Mrs Sjöstedt is member of the Board of Directors of Elisa Corporation, Elisa, Finland.
Expertise / Main Focus
Due to her professional career path Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt gained special expertise in the digital and online sector as well as in the areas marketing, sales and supply chain. Her international experience is oriented in particular on the United States, Europe and Asia.
Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG
Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies
Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises
Elisa Corporation, Elisa, Finland – Board of Directors