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Per Heggenes

CEO
IKEA Foundation

Per is the CEO of the IKEA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of INGKA Foundation, the owner of the IKEA Group of companies. As CEO, Per drives the Foundation’s funding and innovation strategies, and is a tireless advocate for children living in some of the world’s poorest communities. Since becoming the CEO in 2009, Per has presided over the Foundation’s evolution into a global, grant-making philanthropy that funds programmes in over 35 countries. In 2012, Per was appointed to the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. Previously, Per was the Global Head of Corporate Affairs at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics; and the UK President and CEO for the global public relations firm Burson-Marsteller and Co-CEO for Europe. Per also served in the Norwegian Air Force and graduated from the University of Augsburg with a “Diplom Oekonom.”





SEWF 2019

Programme

Explore our plenaries, mini-plenaries, sessions and workshops at SEWF 2019 from 23 – 25 October.

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SEWF 2019

Week overview

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