Anca is an engineering leader with decades of tech experience, recognized for her exceptional achievements in building and scaling global diverse teams across the consumer and enterprise space, while she fearlessly drives innovation.
Beyond her professional accomplishments, Anca actively engages in programs centered around mentorship, diversity, and empowering women and young girls. She is devoted to nurturing the next generation of technologists and leaders, speaking at various forums and panels on topics ranging from leadership to DevOps and Digital Transformation. Her contributions have earned her prestigious recognition as one of the top 100 Women in Tech and the Digital Transformation Leader award in 2022. Anca is co-founder of WomenInTech Alliance, passionately involved in creating a vibrant woman in tech community in Sweden, fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.
Currently serving as the VP of Engineering at IKEA Retail, Anca leads the charge in shaping the future of IKEA’s stores. With her visionary mindset, she spearheads engineering initiatives that infuse agility, simplicity, and cutting-edge technologies into the brand. Anca’s transformative efforts aim to establish IKEA as a leading furnishing retailer, ensuring that their products and services are accessible to people whenever and wherever they desire them.
Prior to her role at IKEA, Anca was at the forefront of IT transformations at Maersk Line in Copenhagen, where she modernized the IT landscape to drive efficiency in shipping operations. Before that, she spent 15 years in the telecom industry, making significant contributions at Ericsson and Sony Mobile. Armed with a PhD in Computer Science and fueled by her passion for innovation, Anca played a pivotal role in developing and implementing groundbreaking technologies that have positively impacted people’s lives.