Sodexo Announces Changes to the Group Executive Committee

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Satya Menard, currently CEO Service Operations, has been appointed Global CEO Schools and Universities segments and will begin transitioning to the role as of April 1, 2018. Satya will continue to report to Sodexo CEO Denis Machuel and will continue to be a member of the Group Executive Committee. He will remain based in the US.

Sean Haley, currently Regional Chair, UK and Ireland, has been appointed CEO Service Operations and will begin transitioning to the role as of April 1, 2018. Sean will report to CEO Denis Machuel and will join the Group Executive Committee. Sean will continue with his role as Regional Chair until further notice and will remain based in the UK.

“Both Satya and Sean will make strong contributions in their respective new roles,” said Sodexo CEO Denis Machuel. “They are accomplished leaders who each bring a client focus and a passion for making a positive contribution to consumers’ quality of life. Their commitment to deliver on our strategy will help grow the business profitably over the longer term.”

Sean joined Sodexo as part of the Atkins’ asset management business in December 2011. As the Senior Vice President of Service Operations for the UK and Ireland and previously as the head of business development, Sean has played a critical role in supporting the transformation of the business. He has over 28 years of experience and an in-depth knowledge of both public and private sector outsourcing.

During his 20 years with Sodexo, Satya has held progressively senior roles including the CEO of Benefits and Rewards Services for Central Europe and the CEO of Central and South America for onsite services, helping him form a global perspective. As CEO of Service Operations since 2015, Satya has been responsible for coordinating all internal support to operations including service experts in food, Facilities Management, Supply Chain, and Information Services & Technology.

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