Alejandro Castro Pérez

Head of Home Solar Business

IKEA Group, Sweden

Alex is heading IKEA Home Solar, the business area on a mission to accelerate the global transition to affordable clean energy. He also leads sustainable innovation & 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 start-ups in different sectors.

He holds Mechanical and Industrial Engineering degrees from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) and Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Denmark), besides an Executive MBA and complementary specialisations in sustainability and innovation from University of Reading, University of Cambridge and Harvard Business School (UK & US).

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


Women To Power A Better World

The workplace IKEA in home solar shows that diverse teams are more successful and create a positive energy. Alejandro Castro Pérez talks about his personal experiences with women in leadership positions during his career path.