Vera Heitmann

Vera Heitmann

Denmark, Copenhagen
Global Public Affairs Leader at IKEA
Profession: Manager
Industry: Retail, Digital, Public Affairs


As a senior political communicator and strategist, I am a connector: of thinkers, doers, speakers, listeners; of ideas, challenges, opportunities and solutions. I have done this since 1993 in various functions in the German parliament and as the head of the Berlin offices of a consultancy - advising NGOs, multinationals, and political decision makers. I joined IKEA in 2013, where today I am Global Public Affairs Leader, based in the Swedish Headquarters, with digital topics an absolute priority.


English, German


Strategic CommunicationsPublic Affairs



Global Public Affairs Leader at IKEA

September 2018 - Present • Copenhagen, Denmark

Leading and employing strategic advocacy, communication, and stakeholder engagement to create a favourable environment for business growth, developing and executing strategies to influence policy and regulations, especially regarding digital transformation, retail operations, logistics, and expansion.


Berlin, Bonn

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