Sodexo North America Names New CEO


GAITHERSBURG, M.D. — Sodexo North America has named Olivier Poirot senior vice-president and CEO, leading the North American finance and risk-management functions.

Poirier previously served as CEO for Accor North America where he managed the company’s operations in the U.S. and Mexico, and oversaw a portfolio that included more than 1,100 Sofitel, Novotel, Studio 6, Motel 6, and Ibis properties.

 “We are extremely pleased that Olivier has joined our senior executive team,” said George Chavel, president and CEO of Sodexo, Inc. “With his depth of experience from another global, industry-leading, world-class company, he has enabled a seamless transition and is positioned perfectly to provide strong financial leadership during this important time of growth for our company.”

Poirot succeeds Debbie White, who is CEO for Sodexo UK and Ireland.

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