Furniture retailer Ikea has announced the appointment of Selwyn Crittendon as the new Ikea Canada chief executive and chief sustainability officer effective Aug. 1.

Crittendon comes to the role from Ikea US where he most recently led business development.

He takes over the job from Michael Ward who has moved into a new position with the organization in the United States.

Crittendon joined Ikea in 2002 as a customer convenience manager at a store in Woodbridge, Va.

He has held numerous roles throughout the organization in the U.S. and was most recently the chief business development manager at Ikea US.

Ikea Canada is part of Ingka Group which operates 389 Ikea stores in 32 countries, including 15 in Canada.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 31, 2023.