Pia Heidenmark Cook is Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) at Ingka Group, the world’s leading home furnishing retailer. From the autumn, Pia will be senior advisor for IKEA in addition to taking on non-executive director positions on boards across Europe and the US, as well as working as an independent advisor, keynote speaker and mentor.
With 25 years’ experience in the sustainability space, across academia, business and consultancy, Pia has worked at IKEA since 2008. Before joining IKEA, Pia worked as Vice President Responsible Business at the Rezidor Hotel Group, operator of hotel brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn (at the time, 300+ hotels in 50+ countries). During this period, Pia chaired the tourism branch of Prince of Wales’s Business Leader’s Forum (forerunner to the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance).
Pia holds both a Technical Licentiate degree and an MSc in Environmental Management, from the University of Lund, Sweden, and an MSc in International Business Administration and Economics from Uppsala University, Sweden.