Barbara Martin Coppola is the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for Ingka Group. Ingka Group, known as IKEA, is the world’s largest home furnishing retailer and owns and operates 367 stores in 30+ markets (FY18) under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
Barbara started her career with IKEA in 2018 and has the overall responsibility for leading the company’s digital technology capabilities and overall transformation. Barbara has over 20 years of experience in the technology sector, and has lived and worked in more than nine countries worldwide. Prior to IKEA, she held leading positions in several global businesses such as Google, YouTube, Samsung and Texas Instruments, to name a few. Barbara has a successful track-record of transforming and innovating large-scale companies.
Barbara holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, a Master of Science in Mobile Communications from E.N.S.T (Telecom Paris), and an MBA in Business Administration and Management from INSEAD. She is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
In her spare time, Barbara likes to travel and experience new places & cultures with her family. She also enjoys music and is an avid pianist.