Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt Named Georg Jensen CEO



Current CEO David Chu will stay on as chief creative director and chairman

Georg Jensen, the Danish luxury brand that creates fine jewelry, watches, and home goods, has appointed Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt (pictured, right) CEO.

Sjöstedt has a history with global retail companies: She previously held executive positions with home goods retailer IKEA and the German department store chain Karstadt, though she resigned from the latter after less than a year.

“After three exciting years steering the business to its current position, the time is right to hand over to Eva-Lotta,” said current CEO David Chu in a statement. “Design has always been my passion and whilst I have very much enjoyed my time as CEO, I am excited that, with Eva-Lotta’s arrival, I am now able to focus my attention on my role as chief creative director.”

Chu will continue in his role as creative director and will also become chairman. 

“Georg Jensen occupies a leading position in the luxury and lifestyle market, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the company at this exciting time,” said Sjöstedt.

(Photo courtesy of Georg Jensen)