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Joachim Verplancke
Culture & Learning Design Manager at Inter IKEA Group


I'm a long-term thinking, values-driven leader with extensive international experience. I love the creative process and focus on outcomes that are good for people, business, and the planet. 

Currently, I'm at IKEA as global Culture and Learning Design Manager, working with a team of genuinely magnificent and highly talented learning experts and designers. Earlier in my career, I worked in finance, IT sales and human resources. 

I hold a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Master's Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. I'm an enthusiastic, life-long learner, with a huge appetite for design thinking, behavioural economy and positive psychology. 

When not at work, I'm sipping tea and eating too many cookies, while watching basketball, film, or petting my cats.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Understanding the Learner: Applying Psychology to Improve Talent Development