Sodexo appoints Aurélien Sonet as Chief Executive Officer of Benefits & Rewards Services

Issy-les-Moulineaux, FRANCE

Paris, June 14, 2017 - Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, announces that as of September 1, 2017, Aurélien Sonet, currently Region Chair for Asia Pacific, is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Benefits & Rewards Services worldwide, reporting to Denis Machuel, who on the same date takes up the function of Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Aurélien will be a member of the Group Executive Committee.

Aurélien Sonet began his career at Sodexo in 2000, holding functional and operational roles within Benefits & Rewards Services, notably as Global Vice President of Strategic Planning, Marketing and Communications from 2004 to 2007 and CEO of the French subsidiary from 2007 to 2010. In 2010, Aurélien moved to a Group function and became Global Executive Vice President for Strategy, Brand and Communications, joining the Group Executive Committee. In 2013, he moved to Singapore to develop business with Sodexo's International Strategic Accounts in Asia Pacific, successfully deploying major contracts across the region. In 2015, Aurélien was appointed Region Chair for Asia Pacific. Under his leadership, Sodexo enhanced its technical facilities management capabilities and developed its geographical footprint, reinforcing its presence and accelerating growth in Asia Pacific.

Aurélien brings his knowledge of the Benefits & Rewards activity and proven ability to develop profitable business growth in both emerging and developed economies to his new role. A French citizen, Aurélien is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale Lyon.

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

17.3 billion euro in market capitalization (as of April 12, 2017)


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