Chief Digital Officer
IKEA Retail (Ingka Group)
Parag Parekh is the Chief Digital Officer (a role he shares with Wim Blaauw) at Ingka Group. He has the responsibility for developing digital capabilities and accelerating the digital transformation of the business. Parag joined Ingka Group as Chief Technology Officer, Group Digital, in 2021 and has more than 20 years of technology experience working for global companies.
Prior to IKEA, Parag held senior roles at Adidas with responsibilities for omnichannel transformation, ecommerce, and product engineering. He also spent several years as Senior Program Manager and as part of the leadership program at General Electric (GE).
An engineer by trade, Parag also has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), Information Technology from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS). He is also a graduate of the Executive Development, Business Administration and Leadership program at Harvard Business School.
Born in India, Parag has worked in the US, UK, Asia, Spain, and Germany. He now lives in Sweden with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys running, listening to podcasts, and taking every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with his family.