CEO and Member of the Board of Directors
President of Executive Committee
A graduate of the European Business School, Michel Landel began his career in the banking and construction industries. He joined Sodexo in 1984 as an operating manager for its Remote Sites business in Eastern and North Africa, becoming Director for Africa operations in 1986. In 1989, he was named CEO for Sodexo’s North American operations. Under his leadership, which included the 1998 merger with Marriott Management Services, Sodexo became the undisputed market leader in North America. In 2005, he was appointed Sodexo CEO. Since then, he has led Sodexo’s transformation to become the global leader in Quality of Life services. He also has reinforced Sodexo’s commitment to programs designed to contribute to the economic, social and environmental development of its host countries. Launched in the United States in 1996, Sodexo’s STOP Hunger program today fights hunger, malnutrition and food waste in 42 countries. His commitment to diversity and inclusion has helped Sodexo earn numerous recognitions, including the 2012 Catalyst Award. Sodexo also has been named Global Sustainability Leader for eight consecutive years in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Michel Landel received the CEO Leadership Award for Diversity Best Practices, was named CEO Advocate of the Year by Asian Enterprise Magazine and is a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour.