24 January 1930 |
|Alma mater||HEC Paris|
|Occupation||Chairman and founder, Sodexo|
|Net worth||$4.4 billion (January 2015)|
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 a variety of auxiliary services thousands of institutions, including schools, hospitals, retirement centers, corporate and government offices, armed forces, recreational facilities, and correctional institutions.
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 entitled I Have Had a Great Time.