Mia Mends

Published on October 23, 2017

CEO, Benefits and Rewards Services/Inspirus, Sodexo | USA

Mia-MENDS.jpgMia Mends is the CEO of Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services/Inspirus in North America. In this position, she leads the strategic evolution and growth of the business, with a focus on delivering outcome-based employee engagement solutions through recognition, learning, and well-being programs and platforms. To accelerate growth in these markets, Sodexo acquired Inspirus, LLC, in 2016, a leading provider of employee engagement solutions.

Mends is a member of the North America Regional Leadership Committee for Sodexo, the 19th largest employer in the world and the leader in delivering integrated facilities management, foodservice operations and recognition programs in 80 countries.

She joined Sodexo Benefits and Rewards in 2012 in the newly created position of Vice President, Sales for Americas Region in São Paulo, Brazil. In that role, she was charged with overseeing sales processes and the strategic and profitable growth of Sodexo´s products and services through diversified distribution channels in eight countries in Latin America.

Before joining Sodexo, she was General Manager of the Prepaid Debit Card Division of Noventis.

Mends has founded her own non-profit, Seven Sisters to Sisters, serves on the Board of Girls Inc., and passionately mentors through the EMERGE Fellows program. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Read the exclusive interview with Mia Mends on how fostering employee recognition can boost engagement.

Read the article on the Panel Discussion focused on Corporate Employees: “What It Takes to Unlock Employee Engagement” to which she participated.

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