Sodexo appoints Aurélien Sonet as Chief Executive Officer of Benefits & Rewards Services

June 14, 2017

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, announces that as of September 1, 2017, Aurélien Sonet, currently Region Chair for Asia Pacific, is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Benefits & Rewards Services worldwide, reporting to Denis Machuel, who on the same date takes up the function of Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Aurélien will be a member of the Group Executive Committee.

Sodexo appoints Aurélien Sonet as Chief Executive Officer of Benefits & Rewards Services

Aurélien Sonet began his career at Sodexo in 2000, holding functional and operational roles within Benefits & Rewards Services, notably as Global Vice President of Strategic Planning, Marketing and Communications from 2004 to 2007 and CEO of the French subsidiary from 2007 to 2010.

In 2010, Aurélien moved to a Group function and became Global Executive Vice President for Strategy, Brand and Communications, joining the Group Executive Committee. In 2013, he moved to Singapore to develop business with Sodexo’s International Strategic Accounts in Asia Pacific, successfully deploying major contracts across the region. In 2015, Aurélien was appointed Region Chair for Asia Pacific. Under his leadership, Sodexo enhanced its technical facilities management capabilities and developed its geographical footprint, reinforcing its presence and accelerating growth in Asia Pacific.

Aurélien brings his knowledge of the Benefits & Rewards activity and proven ability to develop profitable business growth in both emerging and developed economies to his new role. A French citizen, Aurélien is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale Lyon.


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Key figures Benefits & Rewards

16.3 billion euro in issue volume (including 67% paperless)

780 million euro in revenues

4% of Group revenues

4,547 employees

430,000 clients (excluding individuals)

35 million beneficiaries and consumers

1.3 million affiliated partners

Source: Sodexo Group, FY 2016