Sodexo Canada Names New CEO

Johanne Bélanger, CEO of Sodexo Canada.

BURLINGTON, Ont. — Johanne Bélanger is the new CEO of Sodexo Canada.

Bélanger brings more than 20 years of senior executive experience across multiple industries in Canada and the U.S. With roots as a CPA, her career spans a large spectrum of industries, including healthcare, tourism and hospitality, distribution and meetings and events industries.

Most recently, Bélanger was the president of Healthcare and Senior Living at Compass Group Canada. Her previous appointments included VP, Field Marketing, North America with Marriott International; president & CEO at Destination Toronto; and president, Canada with Freeman Audio Visual Services.

She has also been recognized internationally for her passion and commitment to developing and recognizing women in leadership. Amongst several awards, she was recognized at the Women in Tourism & Hospitality (WITH) Summit with the first Katie Taylor Economic Empowerment Award and by New York Moves magazine as one of the 25 Power Women in 2017.

“Johanne’s business acumen in the foodservice-and-hospitality markets gives Sodexo an edge in our growth strategy. Her energy and creativity will propel our Canadian teams, imparting more agility and accountability through effective, caring, and inclusive leadership,” says Sarosh Mistry, president and CEO, North America.

“With 7,000 employees, from chefs to district managers to all the support teams, and beyond, I’m honoured to lead the Canadian team. Together, we will continue fuelling and advancing our commitment to clients creating memorable experiences and innovative solutions,” says Bélanger.

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