Rob Olson has built a successful and rewarding career as an innovative and values-led leader for the world’s most beloved home furnishings brand. As Chief Operating Officer of IKEA U.S., he oversees the overall business direction for the retail locations, in addition to business development and expansion. Leading by example, he inspires IKEA co-workers to live out the IKEA vision—to create a better everyday life for many people.Rob joined IKEA in 1998 as a Business Navigator at the IKEA Schaumburg store, where he later served as Store Manager. His previous leadership roles at IKEA U.S. include Store Manager at IKEA Woodbridge, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. He has also been the Real Estate Manager for Ingka Group, based in Malmo, Sweden, where he focused on new locations in order to become more accessible to the many, as well as improving sustainability through energy-saving solutions.