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Sodexo Names Rachid Noujeim, CEO of Middle East

Sodexo names Rachid Noujeim Chief Executive Officer of the Middle East. In this role, Rachid will oversee Sodexo’s business across the Middle East, Algeria and Afghanistan, including 12,500 employees working across 800 locations, and will be based at the Dubai headquarters.

Simon Seaton, former CEO, Onshore Energy & Head of Middle East at Sodexo, has transitioned to become CEO of Energy and Resources for Sodexo worldwide.

“It’s an honor to lead the team that will continue the tradition of excellence built by this company over 35 years in the Middle East,” says Rachid Noujeim, CEO of Sodexo Middle East. “At Sodexo, we believe quality of life and economic success in the modern economy are foundationally intertwined. With a core focus on our mission, we will continue building world-class quality of life services for our clients, consumers and team members; with a strong commitment to health and safety and not forgetting our values that underline all our business decisions. Our ambition is to further grow and diversify our business portfolio to ensure sustainability and development for our partners, stakeholders and employees.”

Rachid joined Sodexo in Lebanon in 2001 and has since held various roles across the Middle East, including his last role of Senior Vice President, Operations.

Along with overseeing the Middle East Operations, Rachid successfully led the Health Safety & Environment (HSE) and Supply Chain functions in the region. He is committed to maintaining the region’s excellent track record in HSE in line with the Group Objectives of Goal Zero and No Harm Outcomes. During his tenure, Rachid has successfully negotiated, signed and mobilized major governmental and non-governmental contracts in Food and FM Services.

Sodexo operates globally in 72 countries, providing over 100 services reaching more than 100 million consumers per day. Headquartered in Dubai, Sodexo Middle East has been delivering Quality of Life services in the United Arab Emirates and the GCC since 1976. Offerings now span services ranging from food services, facilities management, reception, and security services, to asset maintenance, landscaping, for different clients in corporate environments, schools and hospitals as well as on military bases and remote locations.

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