Stelios is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of IKEA Foundation. IKEA Foundation is funded by INGKA Foundation, owner of the Ingka Group of companies. The IKEA Foundation is independent from the retail business with a sole focus on creating brighter lives on a liveable planet through philanthropy and grantmaking.
Stelios holds a degree in economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business and has a career of over 35 years under IKEA brands in Australia, Belgium and now the Netherlands.
Stelios is married and has one daughter who is a passionate rock-climber, windsurfer and physicist. He loves hiking, music, reading but most importantly travelling. His work takes him to places where people in need live and this is where he takes energy and inspiration.