Alejandro (Alex) Castro Pérez

Alejandro-Castro-PerezAlex is the Head of New Business Development & Innovation Area at Ikea. He also leads sustainable innovation and corporate business development, related strategic investments and partnerships. Before joining IKEA, Alex headed global functions across R&D, Engineering, and Supply Chain for leading multinationals in the Food Processing & Packaging, Medical Device, and Automotive industries. His experience also includes seeding and advising startups in different sectors.

Alex holds Mechanical and Industrial Engineering degrees from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) and Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Denmark), an Executive M.B.A. with specializations in sustainability and innovation from University of Reading, University of Cambridge, and Harvard Business School respectively (UK and US).

Following a passion for sustainability driven business development, innovatio, and entrepreneurship, Alex enjoys investing in and engaging with organizations driving sustainable growth and positive impact. He lives with his family in Malmö, Sweden.