Pierre Bellon

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Pierre Bellon

Pierre Bellon (born January 24, 1930 in Marseille, France) is the French founder of Sodexo, a multinational food service and facilities management company.[1]

Life[edit]

After a degree from HEC Paris, Pierre Bellon joined the Société d'exploitations hôtelières, aériennes, maritimes et terrestres in 1958. He started as a managing assistant, and climbed up the ladder to become CEO of the company.

In 1966, he founded Sodexho SA (renamed Sodexo in 2008). Sodexo supplies catering services to the U.S. military, New York City public hospitals and University campuses in the US (including George Washington University and Stevens Institute of Technology).[2]

Bellon relinquished the group CEO position of Sodexo in 2005, but continues to be the chairman of the company.[3] Sodexo is a public traded company on New York and Paris exchanges.

In 1987, he contributed to the creation of the non-profit Association Progrès du Management, which purpose is to focus on the progress of the company through the progress of its leaders.

His autobiography is called I Have Had a Great Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pierre Bellon & family". Forbes online. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  2. ^ "GW AND SODEXHO REACH AGREEMENT ON 10-YEAR CONTRACT FOR GW DINING OPERATIONS". GW News Center. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  3. ^ "#437 Pierre Bellon & family". Forbes. 2010-03-10.