Sodexo appoints Dianne Salt as Group Chief Brand & Communications Officer

Paris, February 21, 2017 - Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, announces that as of 18 April 2017, Dianne Salt is appointed Group Chief Brand & Communications Officer. Reporting to Chief Executive Officer Michel Landel, Dianne will be a member of Sodexo's Executive Committee.

Dianne joins Sodexo from Royal Bank of Canada where she was Senior Vice President, Communications. She began her career in the public sector and worked as Director of Communications for the Canadian House of Commons and then the Senate before joining Imperial Oil, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, as Public Affairs Associate. She joined TD Bank in 2001, where she had various roles including Senior Vice President Corporate & Public Affairs. Since 2013, Dianne was with Royal Bank of Canada where she had global responsibility for internal and external communications. 

Dianne brings her rich and varied expertise in brand and communications to help Sodexo continue to build a strong brand image and reputation and reinforce the Group's position as a leader in Quality of Life Services.  A Canadian citizen, Dianne is a graduate of Carleton University.

About Sodexo

Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over 50 years of experience: from foodservices, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance, child care centers and concierge services. Sodexo's success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 425,000 employees throughout the world.
Sodexo is included in the CAC 40 and DJSI indices.

Key figures (as of August 31, 2016)

20.2 billion euro in consolidated revenues

425,000 employees

19th largest employer worldwide

80 countries

75 million consumers served daily

16,6 billion euro in market capitalization (as of January 11, 2017)


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