Ikano Bank takes on 2019 with new CEO

The Ikano Bank Board has appointed Henrik Eklund, currently Chief Operations Officer, as interim CEO for Ikano Bank, from 7 January 2019. 

Henrik joined Ikano Bank as Chief Operations Officer (COO) in May 2018. Before that, he was COO of Resurs Bank responsible for the Operations department and its transformation into a sales performance-driven customer centre. Henrik has extensive experience with banking from his time at Resurs Bank, and he brings entrepreneurial drive and knowledge of e-commerce from his years with CDON.

Mats Håkansson, Chairperson of the Ikano Bank Board says:

“After a thorough external recruitment process, we decided to appoint Henrik as we believe he is the right person for the job, but since he is still relatively new to Ikano, he is initially appointed interim CEO to enable a smooth handover.  He is down-to-earth, energetic and shows strong leadership that fits Ikano’s culture and values. We are convinced that he will successfully continue the work started to increase the speed in Ikano Bank’s business transformation.”

“Together with my colleagues, I want to continue to build the future Ikano Bank for our customers. We will continue to increase speed in our business transformation based on our long-term strategy and the work started during the autumn. The Ikano brand is strong and we have a great foundation in our culture and values. As many financial services companies and banks, we still have some work ahead to find our way forward in a disruptive landscape. I’m excited to take on this challenge together with all Ikano Bank colleagues!” shares Henrik Eklund.

For more information, please contact:

Marie Gällstad, Head of Ikano Group Communications, +352 691 488 320


About Ikano Bank

Ikano Bank offers simple and attractive savings and loan products for consumers, sales support services for retailers, and leasing and factoring solutions for corporate customers. Ikano Bank has a presence in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, the UK, Poland, Germany and Austria.


About Ikano Group

At Ikano, our vision is to create possibilities for better living.

We are an international group of companies active within banking, real estate, production, insurance and retail. Ikano Group was established in 1988 and is owned by the Kamprad family.