Sophie Bellon

Published on October 19, 2017

Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Sodexo | France

Sophie Bellon

Sophie Bellon has been on the Sodexo Board of Directors since 1989, and succeeded her father, Pierre Bellon, as Chair in January 2016. She is also a member of the Bellon SA Management Board.

She attended EDHEC business school in Paris, and began her career in New York as part of Crédit Lyonnais’ Mergers and Acquisitions department. Bellon returned to France to join Sodexo in 1994. In 1994, as Project Manager in the Finance department, she worked on the acquisition of Gardner Merchant and Marriott Management Services.

In 2001 she took charge of Operational Control, and was appointed Group Director of Client Relations in 2005. In 2008, she became Managing Director for the Corporate segment in France, where she implemented a comprehensive Quality of Life Services offer to clients and mobilized staff in Sodexo's transformation to become the global leader in Quality of Life Services.

Her vision and involvement in multiple innovative sales projects prompted the Board of Directors to entrust her with responsibility for the Group's Research, Development and Innovation strategy in 2013. This responsibility prepared her for her role as Chairwoman, with its two focuses: continuing the company's record of innovation-led profitable growth while upholding Sodexo's mission and longstanding values.


Watch the closing remarks by Sophie Bellon, Chairwoman of Sodexo’s Board of Directors and Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD.

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