The Board of Directors at Filippa K has appointed Jon Abrahamsson CEO of Filippa K, effective December 1, 2008. Abrahamsson succeeds Patrik Kihlborg, who has held the position of Interim CEO for a while.

Abrahamsson, 35, has extensive experience of sales, logistics and management in the retail sector. For the past 10 years, he worked for IKEA, most recently in the role of Vice President of IKEA China, where he was responsible for a turnover of approximately SEK 6 billion and 1,500 employees.

“Filippa K is a modern and forward-looking company and has established itself as one of Sweden’s strongest brand names,” says Abrahamsson. “I am very pleased and proud to have been given this opportunity to lead the company in its next phase of development.”

Kihlborg, meanwhile, will remain on the company’s Board of Directors and will also, during a transitional period, continue his operational work within the company.