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20.06.2018, 14:40

Appointment of Chief People Officer

Company News, Appointments, EMEA, Americas
Sodexo announces that Cathy Desquesses has been named Chief People Officer as of July 1st, 2018.

Cathy Desquesses.
Cathy Desquesses. © Sodexo S.A.
Cathy Desquesses will report to Sodexo CEO Denis Machuel and will join the Executive Committee.

 

She replaces Juan Pablo Urruticoechea, who is taking up a new role within Sodexo as Global Head of Business Development, Worldwide Corporate Services Segment.

Sodexo appoints Cathy Desquesses as Chief People Officer

Cathy Desquesses joins Sodexo from General Electric (GE), where she built a successful 20-year career in Human Resources, most recently as Global HR Leader of GE Power Gas, based in Switzerland. She also held senior HR roles at GE Corporate, GE Power, GE Capital and GE Oil & Gas, as well as at their global head office, working in France, the United States and Italy.

 

“I am delighted to welcome Cathy Desquesses to our global leadership team,” said Denis Machuel, Sodexo CEO. “Cathy brings to Sodexo her extensive experience in developing a global talent pipeline and, importantly, the proven ability to create and implement human resources strategies to support business growth. I would also like to wish Juan Pablo every success in his new role. I know he will contribute his considerable talents and skills to driving commercial success in our Corporate Services Segment business.”

 

 

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About Sodexo S.A.

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 more than 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 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 420,000 employees throughout the world. www.sodexo.com

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