Anders Dahlvig: The transformation of retail and what it takes to succeed


A unique opportunity to hear Anders Dahlvig, one of the new honorary doctors at LUSEM, talk from his personal perspective about the transformation of retail and what it takes to succeed.

Anders Dahlvig (born 1957) holds a degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics from Lund University School of Economics and Management and a Master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Anders Dahlvig had a long career at IKEA, including positions as CEO, manager for Europe and head of IKEA in the United Kingdom. He is currently chair of Inter IKEA Holding and is also a board member at a number of other companies, including H&M and Kingfisher.

Throughout his career, Anders Dahlvig has focused on sustainability issues and corporate social responsibility. He won the Excellent Environmental Leadership prize in 2002 and received the Global Social Responsibility Award from the U.S. Foreign Policy Association in 2006. In 2011, Dahlvig published a book, The IKEA Edge: Building Global Growth and Social Good at the World’s Most Iconic Home Store.

Since the early 2000s, Anders Dahlvig has been strategically involved with the School of Economics and Management, helping to arrange research collaborations, participating in dedicated task forces, and as a member of the Senior Corporate Advisory Board. He was also instrumental in establishing the Centre for Retail Research at Lund University and is part of the School’s new Alumni Advisory Board. This year, Anders Dahlvig’s various contributions to Lund University will be recognised when he is awarded an honorary doctorate.

In keeping with tradition, Anders Dahlvig will give a lecture prior to his promotion to honourary doctor. This is a unique opportunity to hear him talk from his personal perspective about the transformation of retail and what it takes to succeed.

Date: 23 May 2019
Time: 13.00-14.00 (Coffee served from 12.30)
Location: Ekonomihögskolan, Tycho Brahes väg 1, 223 63 Lund

This event is free of charge but places are limited and registration is required.

23 maj 2019


Holger Crafoords Ekonomicentrum EC1
Tycho Brahes väg 1
223 63 Lund


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