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Nabeela Ixtabalan
Country Human Resources Manager - US, IKEA North America Services LLC
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As part of the US country management team, Nabeela provides strategic HR consultancy to the President/CEO of IKEA US and the executive US management team. Responsible for driving the business through people, she supports over 13,000 IKEA co-workers by securing the strategic direction and development of all HR centres of excellence in the US including diversity & inclusion and organizational design.

Nabeela has over 15 years of retail leadership experience. In 2008, Nabeela joined IKEA as a Human Resources manager then moved into the Store Manager role at the IKEA location in Houston, TX. During her time in these roles she led a ground-breaking partnership with a social enterprise in Texas, launched a national field approach to diversity and inclusion and was recognized as one of ten Texas Executive Women on the Move in 2014.

Since 2015, Nabeela has held the role of Country HR Manager for IKEA Retail in the US where she has lead an organizational transformation preparing IKEA US for extraordinary growth.

Nabeela graduated with a dual degree in Marketing and Supply Management & Distribution from Indiana University and holds a masters in Industrial and Organizational Behaviour from the University of Texas. Nabeela also holds the ACC certification of coaching through the International Coaching Federation

Nabeela currently lives in Philadelphia. When not at work, she enjoys spending her free time with her family and in her community. She is passionate about causes related to living sustainably, diversity and the development of women and girls.