Karol Gobczyński

Climate and Energy Manager, Ingka Group 

As the IKEA Group Climate and Energy Manager, Karol is accountable for establishing and implementing the overall climate and energy agenda at IKEA Group; developing frameworks, projects and ways of reporting to secure that IKEA Group meets its climate goals.

Karol started his IKEA career working with integration of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures into the daily operations of IKEA suppliers in Central Europe. After 3 years, Karol became Energy and Climate Manager for IKEA Group in Poland. During his time in this role, he supported wind farm acquisitions, governance and operations which enabled IKEA businesses in Poland to generate more renewable energy than they consumed. Karol also worked for the democratisation of energy generation through the introduction of the IKEA Home Solar offer on the Polish market.

Karol graduated The School for Renewable Energy Science in Iceland. As part of his studies Karol conducted renewable energy research at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Portugal Program.

Karol’s main interests are decarbonisation, energy markets, sustainable business development, regional development, and building multicultural societies.

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