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Sodexo UK & Ireland appoints chief growth officer

7th Feb 2024 - 06:00
Sodexo UK & Ireland appoints chief growth officer
Sodexo UK & Ireland has appointed Dan Weiss to the newly-created role of chief growth officer, where he will be responsible for leading strategy, sales and marketing to drive accelerated growth in the region.

Weiss joined Sodexo in 2017 as managing director within its Government business segment and has over 25 years’ experience in the industry.

He said: “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.”

Over its last annual financial reporting period (Sept 2022 to Aug 2023) Sodexo achieved strong growth with the retention of a number of clients across all markets, as well as adding to its portfolio in both the public and private sector. 

In the UK and Ireland Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sean Haley, chief executive of 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.”

Written by
Edward Waddell