Pierre Bellon

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Pierre Bellon
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Pierre Bellon
Born (1930-01-24) 24 January 1930 (age 87)
Marseille, France
Residence Paris, France
Nationality French
Alma mater HEC Paris
Occupation Chairman and founder, Sodexo
Net worth $4.4 billion (January 2015)[1]
Children 4

Pierre Bellon (born 24 January 1930) is a French businessman, the founder of Sodexo, a multinational food service and facilities management company.[2]


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.[3]

Bellon relinquished the group CEO position of Sodexo in 2005, but continues to be the chairman of the company.[1] 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 entitled I Have Had a Great Time.


  1. ^ a b "Pierre Bellon". Forbes. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Pierre Bellon & family". Forbes online. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Sodexo Homepage". Sodexo. Retrieved 2017-02-01.