Pia Heidenmark Cook

Board Member, Senior Advisor, Lecturer and Mentor

Former CSO at IKEA/Ingka Group, Sweden

Pia was named top 10 female leaders in sustainability by WBCSD in 2018, and top 5 influencers on climate change agenda by the Climate Group, as well as top 100 climate influencers on Twitter in 2020.

Pia Heidenmark Cook today enjoys a portfolio career, splitting her time between board, advisory and keynote speaking roles across the world. She is a non-executive director sitting on several boards across for-profit and non-profit organizations across healthcare, materials innovation, restaurants, and hospitality sectors. She advises several professional services and private equity firms on sustainability, and she is also a frequent keynote speaker/lecturer on sustainability and business transformation at e.g., Cambridge, INSEAD and Competent Boards Executive Training as well as at corporate events. Pia held the position of Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) at IKEA/Ingka Group between 2017-2021, as well as senior advisor post leaving the company.

Pia holds both a Technical Licentiate degree and a M.Sc. in Environmental Management, from the University of Lund, Sweden, and a M.Sc. in International Business Administration and Economics from Uppsala University, Sweden. She has lived in France and Belgium, but today lives in southern Sweden, with Canadian husband and two teenage daughters.

Pia has worked with, lectured and studied CSR/sustainability related topics since 1996, across academia, consultancy and business.