Pernille Spiers-Lopez is an international business leader with over twenty years executive experience with a unique focus on developing both business and personal growth. Among several top executive positions, Pernille has held the position as President and CEO for IKEA North America, global Chief HR Officer, and was a member of the executive management team of the IKEA Group for ten years.
Pernille left IKEA in 2011 after commuting between Chicago and Europe for more than two years. Without a plan B, She then took a year off to learn to do nothing and take the time to figure out what was next. Today, Pernille is a corporate and non-profit director in both the United States and Europe, including Save the Children, Meijer Corporation, and Coop DK, as well as a coach and mentor of executives and entrepreneurs of all ages.
A native of Denmark with a Masters in Journalism, Pernille Spiers-Lopez published her first book about personal leadership and taking responsibility for our own life and success Design Your Life. She currently runs the personal design consulting firm, Good Life Designed, with her daughter Sine Maria Lopez.