CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA USA
Javier Quiñones is a dedicated, forward-thinking, and passionate leader with a long-standing connection to IKEA values. As CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer of IKEA U.S., he guides over 18,000 coworkers towards one vision: to create a better everyday life for the many people by offering well-designed, functional and affordable, high-quality home furnishing, produced with care for people and the environment.
Referred to as Javi by the many, he cultivates a familial environment across the nation for customers, community, and coworkers. In 1999, Javi joined IKEA Badalona in Barcelona as a sales coworker and over the last 20 years has developed his leadership across various roles in the organization. His experience spans three different retail markets around the world, including Store Manager in IKEA Spain; CEO of IKEA UK and Ireland; and now CEO and CSO of IKEA US. For Javi, IKEA has always been about progress—empowering internal leaders to make decisions and mistakes, continually navigating together.
Javi continues to steer IKEA into the future reinforced by three pillars—accessibility, affordability and sustainability. He has been an integral part of the work to execute an omnichannel approach to transform digital business, including the launch of the U.S. digital hub and the new shoppable app. From expansion, job creation, and diversifying IKEA retail options, Javi’s leadership is a commitment to meeting people where they are and making the planet a better place while doing so.
Growth is not just a measure of his impact on IKEA retail; growth is woven into Javi’s own journey and a mark of triumph in his IKEA story. Born in Barcelona, Spain, Javi recalls his amazement and the inspiration he drew from his first visit to an IKEA store with his mother. That same awe has propelled him in his career at IKEA and is the root of his passion for the brand.
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