Carolina Garcia Gomez

Carolina Garcia Gomez

Company: IKEA Retail Poland

Position: CEO

Carolina Garcia Gomez, from October 1. 2018 Retail Country Manager at IKEA Retail Poland, joined IKEA in 2005 as Deputy Sales Manager in Barakaldo store in Spain. A year later she became Sales Manager in the same store. In 2009 Carolina moved to Sweden into IKEA Retail Services, and took the position of Global Responsible for Competence Development for Sales. During this time she was part of the Game Changer project (Cost Performance Program) and representative for Sales in different projects. In 2011 she came back to Spain, as Deputy Store Manager in the Malaga store, and was later appointed Store Manager there. She also set up and run new store in Valencia as Store Manager. In 2015 Carolina became Deputy Retail Manager for IKEA Czech, Hungary and Slovakia and in 2017 moved to Tokyo as Deputy Country Manager for IKEA in Japan.

Carolina is an industrial engineer and has MBA degree from the IESE Business School. She started her career in the engineering company in 2002 in the logistics and operations consultancy area. After completing her MBA she worked in a distribution company owned by the Communication Group in Spain.

Participates in the sessions:

  • Sustainable development – one idea, three perspectives


    Sustainable development – one idea, three perspectives

    • The idea of sustainable development in practice. Achievements and directions
    • The role of the state and law in supporting sustainable development. National and EU regulations
    • What does ‘sustainable economy’ mean? Business versus the environment
    • Green corporate strategies. Producer responsibility in practice
    • Informed consumers. New models of market behaviour in the era of ecodevelopment
    • How to create goods and services based on natural renewable resources?
    • How, if at all, should non-renewable resources be used? Self-restraint and alternatives
    • Technologies and innovations for sustainable development

    Sustainable development – one idea, three perspectives

  • Sustainable development – best practice


    Sustainable development – best practice


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