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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Pierre Bellon

84 2005 Chairman of the Board

Michel Landel

63 2009 Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Director

Sophie Bellon

53 2013 Vice Chairman of the Board

Sian Herbert-Jones

53 2001 Group Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

George Chavel

55 2009 Group Chief Operating Officer, President & Chief Executive Officer North America On-site Services, Member of the Executive Committee

Pierre Henry

62 Chief Executive Officer Europe, On-site Services, President, Benefits and Rewards Services, and President Personal and Home Services, Member of the Executive Committee

Nicolas Japy

58 Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Remote Sites, Chief Executive Officer Asia/Australia, In charge of Defense, On-site Services, Member of the Executive Committee

Elisabeth Carpentier

60 2013 Group Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Damien Verdier

57 2008 Group Executive Vice President responsible for Client Retention, Consumer satisfaction, Offer Marketing, Supply Chain and Sustainable Development, Member of the Executive Committee

Ana Busto

2014 Member of the Executive Committee and Group Chief Brand and Communication Officer

Patrick Connolly

55 2014 Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Health Care Market, North America, On-site Services

Lorna Donatone

2014 Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Education Market, North America, On-site Services

Denis Machuel

2014 Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Benefits & Rewards Services

Satya-Christophe Menard

2014 Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of South America, On-site Services

Sylvia Metayer

2014 Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of International Large Accounts

Debbie White

2014 Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of United Kingdom & Ireland, On-site Services

Astrid Bellon

45 1989 Director

Bernard Bellon

79 1975 Director

Francois-Xavier Bellon

49 1989 Director

Nathalie Bellon-Szabo

50 1989 Director

Philippe Besson

Director - Employee Representative

Robert Baconnier

74 2013 Independent Director

Patricia Bellinger

53 2005 Independent Director

Francoise Brougher

49 2012 Independent Director

Paul Jeanbart

75 1996 Independent Director

Peter Thompson

68 2005 Independent Director

Pierre Benaich

Investor Relations Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Pierre Bellon

Mr. Pierre Bellon has served as Chairman of the Board of Sodexo SA since September 1, 2005. He is also Member of the Company's Nominating and Compensation Committees. He has served on the Company's Board of Directors since November 14, 1974 and was the Company's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer until September 1, 2005. He joined Societe d'Exploitations Hotelieres, Aeriennes, Maritimes et Terrestres in 1958 as an Assistant to the Management, and then served as Managing Director (CEO) and Chairman of the Board and Managing Director (CEO). He founded Sodexho in 1966 and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until August 31, 2005. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bellon SA, the family holding company that controls Sodexo SA, and as Chairman of its Management Board from 1996 until February 2002. At that time, he was appointed Chairman of the Bellon SA Supervisory Board. Mr. Bellon has also served as National President of the Center for Young Company Managers (formerly the Center for Young Employers) from 1968 to 1970 and President of the National Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Chains from 1972 to 1975. He was Member of the Economic and Social Council from 1969 to 1979 and has been Member of the Executive Council of the National Council of French Employers (CNPF (now known as the Medef) since 1976, serving as Vice-President from 1980 to 2005. Mr. Bellon was Director of PPR, and Member of the Supervisory Boards of CMA CGM and is Member of the Supervisory Board of Sobelnat SCA, amongst other mandates. He is also a Commander in the Legion d'Honneur, Commander in France's Ordre National du Merite, Chevalier in the Ordre du Merite Agricole, and holds Brazil's Order of Rio Branco. He graduated from Hautes etudes commerciales (HEC).

Michel Landel

Mr. Michel Landel has been Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Director of Sodexo SA since January 19, 2009. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Company from September 1, 2005 and he became Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Sodexo SA in June 2003. In addition to that, he is the President of the Sodexo STOP Hunger association. He began his career in banking with Chase Manhattan in 1977 and then building products with Poliet from 1980. He joined Sodexho in 1984 to manage operations in Eastern Africa, Libya and Algeria. In 1986, he was appointed to head the Remote Sites business in Africa. He was again promoted in 1989, this time to head the company's North American operations. In particular, he helped bring about the 1998 alliance with Marriott Management Services and the creation of a joint company, Sodexho Marriott Services (SMS). In May 1999, he was named President, Managing Director, and Member of the Board of SMS (now Sodexo Inc.), which became fully owned by Sodexho in 2001. In February 2000, Mr. Landel was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Sodexho Alliance Executive Committee. In June 2003, he became Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Sodexho Alliance responsible for the Food and Management Services activities in North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as for the Remote Site activity. He currently holds other mandates, including Director of Sodexo, Inc and Member of the Supervisory Board of One SCA. He has a degree in Business and Management from the European Business School.

Sophie Bellon

Ms. Sophie Bellon serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Sodexo SA. She is also Member of the Company's Audit, Nominating and Compensation Committee. She started her career in 1985 to work at Credit Lyonnais in New York as Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor for the bank's French clientele. She later worked as Sales Agent for a number of European fashion houses, including Chanel, Valentino, Ungaro and Armani. Ms. Bellon joined the Company's finance department in 1994, initially as Development Analyst and later responsible for strategic financial planning. In 2001, she was appointed as Manager of Strategic Planning for the Company. In September 2005, she became Group Vice President Client Retention. In September 2008, she joined Sodexo France Entreprises et Administrations as Managing Director. She also took charge of facilities management activities in France from September 2010. Ms. Bellon has also been Chairperson of the Management Board of Bellon SA since 2002 and currently holds other mandates, including Chairman of the Board of Altys Multiservices SA and President of PB Holding SAS. She graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord (EDHEC Business School).

Sian Herbert-Jones

Ms. Sian Herbert-Jones has served as Group Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee of Sodexo SA as of 2001. She began her career in Corporate Finance with PriceWaterhouse in London and Paris from 1982 to 1995, where she served, notably, as Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions department. While at PriceWaterhouse, she played an active role in Sodexho's acquisition of Gardner Merchant in 1995. Ms. Herbert-Jones joined Sodexho in 1995 and was appointed Treasurer in 1998, Deputy Chief Financial Officer in October 2000 and Group Chief Financial Officer in 2001. She is also a member of Sodexo Women's International Forum for Talent (SWIFt). She holds Master of Arts in History from the University of Oxford and is a Chartered Accountant in England and Wales.

George Chavel

Mr. George Chavel has been Group Chief Operating Officer, President & Chief Executive Officer North America On-site Services, Member of the Executive Committee of Sodexo SA since 2009. Prior to this, he held the functions of Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer North America Food and Facilities Management Services, Member of the Executive Committee at the Company from 2008. On September 1, 2007, he became Group Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Sodexo SA. He was CEO North America Food and Facilities Management Services from 2008 to 2009. He is Member of Sodexo SA's North America Presidents Committee and, since June 2003, the Sodexo SA Operating Committee. Mr. Chavel joined Sodexho in 1991 and has held a series of leadership roles, including Vice President for the Hospitals/Acute Care Division and Chief Operating Officer and Health Care Market President for Sodexo North America. He began his career with Arthur Andersen. Prior to joining Sodexo SA, he spent seven years in the franchising industry in the Quick Serve segment. Mr. Chavel is a former board member of the National Committee for Quality Health Care (NCQHC) and the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL). He currently chairs the company's Diversity Leadership Council and serves on the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Corporate Advisory Board, the Albion College Board of Trustees, the boards of the Hispanic College Fund, the Maryland Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and the Sodexo Foundation, the charitable arm of Sodexo, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management from the Albion College (Michigan).

Pierre Henry

Mr. Pierre Henry serves as Chief Executive Officer Europe, On-site Services, President, Benefits and Rewards Services, and President Personal and Home Services, Member of the Executive Committee of Sodexo SA. He also heads On-site Services for South America and in February 2010, he also became responsible for On-site Services for Continental Europe (excluding France and the United Kingdom). After acquiring sales experience in the Belgian subsidiary of a United States-based uniform rental and maintenance company, Mr. Henry joined Sodexo SA in 1980 as Regional Director of Belgium's Cheque Repas. He then served successively as Sales Director and Managing Director of Cheque Repas Belgium. In 1987, he was named Managing Director for Belgium and in 1993, he was appointed to manage Central Europe, where he supervised the start-up of operations, first in Hungary and Austria, then in the Czech Republic in 1995 and Poland and Slovakia in 1997. In 2000, he became Head of Western Europe, Asia and North Africa. In 2004, Mr. Henry was appointed President of the activity Service Vouchers and Cards. He holds a degree in Psychology which he obtained from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (Universite catholique de Louvain).

Nicolas Japy

Mr. Nicolas Japy serves as Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Remote Sites, Chief Executive Officer Asia/Australia, In charge of Defense, On-site Services, Member of the Executive Committee of Sodexo SA. He began his career in 1982 as an Oil Consultant for BEICIP, a consulting and multiclient studies subsidiary of Institut Francais du Petrole. After joining TAT airline as Programs and Development Director, he served as Managing Director of Air Vendee. He joined Sodexo SA in 1991 as Managing Director for Congo; he then served as Managing Director for Saudi Arabia and later for Africa. In 1998, he left Sodexo SA to serve as Director of North American Operations for Club Mediterranee. In October 2001, he returned as President and Chief Executive of the remote sites activity. In 2005, he also became in charge of Australia and South East Asia, particularly in the field of facilities management and in 2009, he was also given responsibility for all Group operations in India (excluding benefits and rewards services) after Sodexo's acquisition of Radhakrishna Hospitality Services Group (RKHS). He holds engineering degrees from INP Grenoble and ENSPM (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris).

Elisabeth Carpentier

Ms. Elisabeth Carpentier has served as Group Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, Member of the Executive Committee of Sodexo SA since 2013. Prior to this, she was Group Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Internal Communications Officer, Member of the Executive Committee of the Company as from September 2008. In 1998, she became Group Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Member of the Executive Committee at the Company. She joined Sodexho in 1981 as Director of Hiring and Placement for the Remote Sites business. From 1994 to 1998, she served as Human Resources Director for the Food and Management Services subsidiary in France. Ms. Carpentier holds both a Law diploma and a post-graduate degree in Human Resources Management.

Damien Verdier

Mr. Damien Verdier has served as Group Executive Vice President responsible for Client Retention, Consumer satisfaction, Offer Marketing, Supply Chain and Sustainable Development, Member of the Executive Committee of Sodexo SA since September 2008. He joined Sodexo SA in 1979 working as District Manager, then as Development Manager. He was promoted to Regional Director in 1985, Operations Director for Business & Industry France in 1991, Managing Director for Business & Industry segment in 1993 and Managing Director for France in 1998. In 2003, he became Director of Strategic Planning for Continental Europe. He was appointed Group Marketing Director in 2005, responsible for supply chain, client retention and offer marketing. Since September 2008, he also has been responsible for Sustainable Development. Mr. Verdier was President of the National Foodservices Association from 2001 to 2006 and Vice-President of the European Foodservices Federation (Ferco). He currently chairs the European Commission's professional services group within MEDEF and the working group on services within the European employers' organization, BusinessEurope. He holds a degree in Business, which he obtained from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Nantes in 1979.

Ana Busto

Ms. Ana Busto has been Member of the Executive Committee and Group Chief Brand and Communication Officer of Sodexo SA since 2014. In 2012, she was appointed Group Chief Brand and Communication Officer of the Company in 2012. In 2008, she became Internal Communications Director of the Company. Prior to Sodexo SA, Ms. Busto spent eight years managing internal communications in the legal (Clifford Chance) and IT services (Steria) industry. Ms. Busto started her career working for six years in Central Europe (the Czech Republic and Latvia) for the European Commission and the Belgian government. Ms. Busto is a graduate from the institute for Translators and Interpreters [ISTI] in Belgium and holds a Masters degree in Corporate Communication from the Rotterdam School of Management.

Patrick Connolly

Mr. Patrick Connolly has been Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Health Care Market, North America, On-site Services of Sodexo SA since 2014. He has been CEO of the Company's Health Care Market Group since 2007, with responsibility for the Hospitals and Senior Living client segments in the United Stesd (US). He also serves as Chief Operating Officer of Sodexo North America. Mr. Connolly joined Sodexo North America in 1989 in the Schools Division, beginning in business development and then taking charge of strategy and offer development. He moved to the Health Care Division in 1995. In 2001, he was appointed President of Sodexo Senior Services, establishing himself as a key partner to the Senior Living industry. He is currently on the Board of the National Center of Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), among others. Mr. Connolly holds a Bachelors degree in Business from the Western Illinois University and a Masters degree in Management from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Lorna Donatone

Ms. Lorna C. Donatone has been Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Education Market, North America, On-site Services of Sodexo SA since 2014. She has been Chief Executive Officer of Education Market, North America, On-site Services of the Company since February 2010. She joined Sodexo North America in 1999 and has held several roles in the Company, including President of School Services in 2007 and President of Spirit Cruises in 2002. Ms. Donatone began her career with Deloitte & Touche in Dallas, Texas, and has worked in the airline, banking and high-tech industries. In addition to her roles at the Company, Ms. Donatone has been a National Restaurant Association board member since 2005 and became a trustee of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation in 2011, where she is Treasurer. She was a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Women's Foodservice Forum and was elected as a member of the Board of Trustees for The Culinary Institute of America in 2008. She is a recipient of numerous awards. Ms. Donatone obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the Tulane University in New Orleans and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from the Texas Christian University.

Denis Machuel

Mr. Denis Machuel has been Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Benefits & Rewards Services of Sodexo SA since 2014. He became CEO of Sodexo Benefits & Rewards in January 2012. He joined Sodexo SA in August 2007 as Benefits & Rewards CEO for Central & Eastern Europe. After three years in that role, Mr. Machuel moved in 2010 to lead Sodexo Benefits & Rewards Services in Europe & Asia. Mr. Machuel began his professional life at Schneider Electric in Egypt, before moving to become a consultant at Dassault Electronique and joining innovation and technology consultancy Altran, where he spent 16 years. He held several senior positions at Altran, including CEO of Altran Technologies UK, CEO of Altran Technologies France and Director Offshore Strategy and Operations. Mr. Machuel is a graduate of the ENSIMAG College of Engineering in Grenoble, France, and holds a Master of Science degree from the Texas A&M.

Satya-Christophe Menard

Mr. Satya-Christophe Menard has been Chief Executive Officer, South America, On-site Services of Sodexo SA since 2014. Since 2007, he has been Chief Executive Officer Sodexo South America, On-site Services. He also served as acting CEO of Brazil, from 2011 to 2013, where he coordinated the acquisition and integration of Puras. Mr. Menard joined Sodexo SA in 1998 as Internal Auditor for Sodexo Pass International, before moving, in 1999, to become Chief Financial Officer of Sodexo Pass for Western Europe. In 2002, he was appointed General Manager of Sodexo Pass Romania, heading the Benefits & Rewards Services operations in that country. In 2006, he was promoted to General Manager Central & Eastern Europe for Sodexo Pass International, assuming control of operations in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Romania and Bulgaria. Mr. Menard began his professional career in 1992 as a Financial Analyst for BNP Paribas Bank Montreal before moving to France in 1994 as a Corporate Sales Representative at BNP Paribas Bank. Until 2012, he was an economic advisor to the French Embassy in Chile. Mr. Menard holds a Master degree in Management from Universite Paris IX Dauphine.

Sylvia Metayer

Ms. Sylvia Metayer has been Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of International Large Accounts of Sodexo SA since 2014. Since 2009, she has been President of Sodexo International Large Accounts. Ms. Metayer joined Sodexo SA in 2006 as Group Financial Controller; designing and implementing International Financial Reporting Standards [IFRS] based tools, processes and systems, for financial consolidation and management reporting. She was later appointed CFO for Sodexos On-site services operations in Europe. Before joining the Company, Ms. Metayer was Chief Operating Officer at Houghton Mifflin, a Boston-based educational publisher. She began her professional career as an auditor in the Paris office of Arthur Andersen before going on to hold executive financial positions with Danone, Mattel and Vivendi. Ms. Metayer holds a degree in Business from Hautes etudes commerciales (HEC), Paris, France. She is also a graduate of the Queen's University, Canada and of the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Debbie White

Ms. Debbie White has been Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of United Kingdom & Ireland, On-site Services of Sodexo SA since 2014. Ms. White joined Sodexo SA in 2004 as Chief Financial Officer in the UK & Ireland, responsible for finance, IS&T, legal, strategic planning and the PFI team. In February 2007, she was appointed Sodexo Group's Head of Projects, reporting to the global CEO, Mr. Michel Landel. In January 2012, she returned to the UK to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer for Sodexo UK & Ireland. In 2013, Ms. White became a trustee of the charity Wellbeing of Women. Ms. White graduated from the University of Cambridge.

Astrid Bellon

Ms. Astrid Bellon has served as Director of Sodexo SA since July 26, 1989. She is also Member of the Management Board of Bellon SA, Chairperson of Sofrane SAS, and Manager and Permanent Representative of Sofrane for Sobelnat SCA. Since 1999, Ms. Bellon has worked in the television and movie industry, and in 2000, she created the company 'Les Films d'a Cote', in which she is also a shareholder. She is a graduate of ESLSCA and holds a Master of Arts in Cinema Studies of the New York University.

Bernard Bellon

Mr. Bernard Bellon has served as a Director of Sodexo SA since February 26, 1975. He is also Member of the Company's Compensation Committee. He was Director of Compagnie Hoteliere du Midi (a member of the Compagnie de Navigation Mixte Group) from 1962 to 1970 and then held various managerial positions in banking at CIC-Banque de Union Europeenne Group from 1970 to 1988. In 1988, he founded Finadvance SA, a venture capital company, and has served as its Chairman since then. He is also Member of the Supervisory Board of Bellon SA and Director of Copelia. He holds a degree in Modern Literature and graduated from IAE of Aix-Marseille University.

Francois-Xavier Bellon

Mr. Francois-Xavier Bellon has served as Director of Sodexo SA since July 26, 1989. He began his career in the temporary employment business as Agency Manager for Adia France (1990-1991) and then for Ecco in Barcelona, Spain, where he was promoted to Sales and Marketing Director and Regional Director for Catalonia (1993-1995). He joined the Sodexho group in September 1995, initially as Segment Manager and later as Development Manager for the Healthcare segment in France. In 1999, he became Managing Director of Sodexho Mexico. In January 2004, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sodexho in the United Kingdom, before resigning a few months later. From December 2004 until December 2006, he then served as Director of Sales of the temporary employment division of Adecco. In August 2007, he founded Bright Yellow Group Plc, a company specialized in social care at home, and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since then. Mr. Bellon is also Member of the Management Board of Bellon SA, CEO and Director of Bright Yellow Group Plc and of PB Holding SAS, Director of LifeCarers Ltd and Footprint Ltd, among others. Mr. Bellon is a graduate of the European Business School.

Nathalie Bellon-Szabo

Ms. Nathalie Bellon-Szabo has served as Director of Sodexo SA as of July 26, 1989. She is also Member of the Company's Nominating Committee. She began her career in the food services industry in 1987. From 1989 to 1992, she served as Account Manager for Scott Traiteur, and as Sales Manager of Le Pavillon Royal. She joined Sodexho in March 1996 as Sales Director for Sodexho Prestige in France. In 1999, she became Regional Manager and in September 2003, she was appointed Managing Director for Sodexo Prestige. In January 2006, she was also appointed as Managing Director of L'Affiche and Chairman of the Management Board of Lido in 2009. On September 1, 2010 she took the position of Managing Director of Sodexo's Sport and Leisure Division in France and in 2012 became the Chairman of the Management Board of Lenotre. She is also Member of the Management Board of Bellon SA and Chairwoman of Exel SAS, L'Affiche SA and Millenia SA, among others. She graduated from the European Business School.

Philippe Besson

Robert Baconnier

Mr. Robert Baconnier serves as Independent Member of the Board of Sodexo SA. He is also Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee. He began his career in 1967 as a Civil Servant for the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and was assigned to the Internal Revenue Service (Direction Generale des Impots). From 1977 to 1979, he was Technical Advisor and then Deputy Director of the Minister of Economy and Finance’s Cabinet. From 1979 to 1983, he was Deputy Director in charge of the Tax Legislation Service and in 1983, Head of the Litigation Department of the Internal Revenue Service. In 1986, he became Head of the Internal Revenue Service. From 1990 until 1991, he worked for the Department of Treasury. In 1991, he joined the law firm known today as CMS Bureau, Francis Lefebvre, where he was Chairman of the Management Board until 2004. Until January 2012, he was Chairman of ANSA (National Association of Joint-Stock Companies) and now serves as its Honorary Chairman. He is also a Non-voting Director and Member of the Audit Committee of Siparex Associes. He holds a Degree in Literature and obtained a degree from Institut d'Etudes Politiques and of Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA) in 1967.

Patricia Bellinger

Ms. Patricia Bellinger has served as Independent Director of Sodexo SA since February 8, 2005. She is also Chairwoman of the Company's Nominating and Compensation Committees. She began her career in Madrid, Spain in 1986 by founding a casting agency; she continued to work in media and communications in Spain until 1995. In 1995, she returned to the United States and joined Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) the pharmaceutical company where she was successively, Associate Director for Communications, and then Associate Director for Communications and Public Affairs. In 1998, she became Corporate Director of Culture and Human Resources Diversity. In 2000, she joined British Petroleum in London to become Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Development, Diversity and Integration. She was also Group Vice President and Director of BP Leadership until 2007. As of March 2011, she is the Executive Director of Executive Education of Harvard Business School. In August 2013, she became also Assistant Professor at Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership. In addition to that, she serves as Director of the YMCA of Greater Boston and Member of the Advisory Board of Program in Education, Afterschool and Resiliency (PEAR) of McLean Hospital (Harvard Medical School), among others. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from the Harvard University.

Francoise Brougher

Ms. Francoise Brougher has been Independent Director of Sodexo SA since January 23, 2012. She is also Member of the Compensation Committee of the Company. In April 2013, she assumed the function of Business Lead in charge of Development Operations of the Square company i San Francisco , the United States. She began her career in 1989 in a production unit of L'Oreal Japan. After receiving a Masters of Business Administration degree in 1994 from the Harvard Business School, she joined the consulting firm Booz Allen & Hamilton. In 1998, she joined the San Francisco-based Ocean Gem Pearl Corporation, an importer of black Tahitian pearls, as Chief Executive Officer. From 2000 to 2005, she was Vice President of Strategy at Charles Schwab & Co. She joined Google in 2005, where she managed the business operations group for four years. Since 2009, she has managed the global sales and services organization for small and medium businesses. She is also a graduate of Institut Catholique d’Arts et Metiers. Lille and the Harvard University.

Paul Jeanbart

Mr. Paul Jeanbart has served as Independent Director of Sodexo SA since February 13, 1996. He is also Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. He has been Co-founder, Partner and Director of Rolaco since 1967 and is Chief Executive Officer of Rolaco as well. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Oryx Finance Limited, of Hotels Intercontinental Geneve and Director of Semiramis Hotel Co., among others. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Aleppo University.

Peter Thompson

Mr. Peter M. Thompson has served as Independent Director of Sodexo SA as of February 8, 2005. He has been Member of the Company's Nominating Committee since September 2011. He started his career in 1970 in advertising in New York. In 1974, he successively held positions with General Foods Corp. starting as Product Manager and then in 1980 with Pepsi-Cola International as Regional Director, Purchasing. He joined Grand Metropolitan plc in 1984 where he held numerous management positions. In 1992, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of Grand Metropolitan Foods Europe based in Paris, France. In 1994, he joined the PepsiCo Group where he successively served as President of Walkers Snack Foods in the UK (1994-95), President and Chief Executive Officer Europe, Middle East Africa Frito-Lay International (1995-96), President and Chief Executive Officer PepsiCo Beverages International (1996-2004). He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Vero Beach Museum of Art. He previously served as Director and Member of the Audit Committee of Syngenta AG. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford and he also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Colombia.

Pierre Benaich

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