Michael La Cour

Managing Director of IKEA Food Services AB


Driven by the IKEA vision to create a better everyday life for the many people, Michael La Cour has been leading a development of IKEA Food Services AB for the past three years with main focus on health and sustainability. The objectives of this transformation are to move IKEA Food towards a wider offering of delicious, healthy and more sustainable food, easily available and affordable for the many.

La Cour has an extensive working experience from the food retail business prior to joining IKEA, where he has now been working for the past two decades. He started out as a Country Manager at IKEA Indonesia to become a Deputy trading area manager for IKEA in South East Asia. He has been an IKEA Store Manager in the USA and a Business Manager for one of the Business Areas at IKEA of Sweden.

La Cour is since 2017 a member of Champions 12.3, a coalition of executives from governments, businesses, international organizations, research institutions, and civil society dedicated to inspiring ambition, mobilizing action, and accelerating progress toward achieving the UN Sustainability Development Goal for food waste; SDG Target 12.3.

La Cour holds a Master's in Business Administration, specialized in international management, from Aalborg Business Academy.