Sodexo announces changes to the Group Executive Committee
March 07, 2017
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, announces the following changes to the Group Executive Committee:
Debbie White, CEO of the Government and Healthcare segments worldwide, has decided to pursue an opportunity outside Sodexo and will be leaving the Group as of May 1, 2017. Until that time, Debbie will ensure a smooth transition and handover to her successors.
Marc Plumart, currently CEO of the Seniors segment worldwide, will be appointed CEO of Healthcare and Seniors worldwide as of May 1, 2017. Marc will report to Sodexo CEO Michel Landel and will join the Group Executive Committee. He is based in the US.
Tony Leech, currently CEO of Justice Services worldwide, will be appointed CEO of Justice, Defense and Government Agencies worldwide as of May 1, 2017, reporting to Michel Landel. Tony is based in the UK.
Commenting on these evolutions, Michel Landel, CEO of Sodexo Group, said: “I would like to thank Debbie White for her many contributions to Sodexo over the years and wish her all the best in her future endeavors. I am also very pleased to welcome Marc Plumart and Tony Leech in their new roles as CEO of Healthcare and Seniors and CEO of Justice, Defense and Government Agencies, respectively. They are both outstanding professionals with deep sectoral knowledge and strong understanding of our global markets, who will help Sodexo continue to grow our business in these key strategic segments.”
Marc Plumart joined Sodexo in 1992 and has held positions in a majority of Sodexo’s business segments. From 2006 to 2014, he served as CEO Healthcare, Seniors & Disabled in France. In prior roles, he served as CEO Education and as a regional director and sales manager for Corporate Services in France. In 2014 he was appointed CEO of Sodexo France. He was subsequently appointed CEO of the Seniors segment worldwide.
Tony Leech joined Sodexo in 2003, following a 16-year career in the Australian Prison Services, to head up the Justice Services business in the UK. He was subsequently appointed CEO Justice worldwide in 2015.
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