Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members

Lauren Macdonald

CMO
IKEA Canada

Lauren MacDonald is the Chief Marketing Officer for IKEA Canada.  She oversees Marketing Communication, Media, Consumer Insights, and Loyalty and CRM and sits on the Canadian senior leadership team. Previous to joining IKEA, MacDonald was with PepsiCo for ten years. 

MacDonald has a rich international background and has both studied and worked abroad.  She has lived in five different countries spanning North America, Europe, UK, and the Middle East.  She is a classically trained marketer who has worked on blue chip brands like Pepsi, Gatorade, and Walkers Crisps.

MacDonald holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen’s University. Lauren is a steadfast Toronto Blue Jays fan, baseball trivia enthusiast and avid yogi.