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Sodexo creates Chief Growth Officer role

Dan Weiss has been appointed to the newly-created role of Chief Growth Officer at Sodexo UK & Ireland, where he will be responsible for leading strategy, sales and marketing to drive accelerated growth in the region.

Weiss has 25 years’ experience in the industry and joined Sodexo in 2017 as Managing Director within its Government business segment. During this time, he has been tasked with the development of the Property Professional Services business and, more recently, its Government Agencies portfolio, handling £500 million of business development.

Weiss said of his new role: “Sodexo has an ambitious growth target for the coming years, built on significant investment in our digital transformation and our sustainable food services. I’m looking forward to bringing Sodexo’s full potential to life for our clients and consumers, and am proud of the role I will play in our mission to grow with purpose.”

Sean Haley, CEO Sodexo UK & Ireland added: “Our ambition is to be the market leader in sustainable food and valued experiences in the UK & Ireland. The Chief Growth Officer brings together the strategic components of growth into a central powerhouse led by Dan who, since joining Sodexo, has successfully developed key parts of our business.

“Our business is transforming with greater agility and enabling us to deliver our collective ambition. This new role is an example of our absolute commitment to creating and delivering best in class services for our clients and consumers.”

Over its last annual financial reporting period (Sept 22 to Aug 23) Sodexo achieved strong growth with the retention of a number of its longest-standing clients across all markets, as well as adding to its portfolio in both the private and public sector.

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