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Dr. Rohini Anand 
Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer
Sodexo

Dr. Rohini Anand is Global SVP Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo, responsible for the strategic direction, implementation and alignment of Sodexo’s integrated global diversity and inclusion initiatives, as well as Sodexo’s corporate social responsibility and wellness strategies. Dr. Anand reports to the Global CEO and is a member of the North America Regional Leadership Committee for Sodexo, the global leader in Quality of Life services. Operating in 72 countries, Sodexo’s 460,000 employees serve 100 million customers each day through On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services, and Personal and Home Services. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct.

Under Dr. Anand’s leadership, Sodexo received the prestigious 2012 Catalyst Award and ranked in the top 10 of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity for 9 consecutive years. In 2018, Sodexo was also one of the first companies to be named to DiversityInc’s inaugural Top 50 Hall of Fame; their 10th year being recognized by the company. In addition, The Human Rights Campaign has given Sodexo a 100 percent rating on its Corporate Equality Index for ten years and Sodexo was named Global Sustainability Industry Leader in its sector for the 14th year in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). Additionally, Sodexo has been ranked as the top-scoring company in its sector for its excellent sustainability performance in the benchmark RobecoSAM ‘Sustainability Yearbook 2019’ for twelve consecutive year. Today, the Sodexo brand is synonymous with diversity, sustainability and wellness leadership. Sodexo’s remarkable global culture change, led by diversity and inclusion, is featured in a Harvard Business School case study entitled Shifting the Diversity Climate: the Sodexo Solution as well as profiled in several books on global diversity and inclusion.

Widely considered a leading expert on organizational change and diversity and inclusion, Dr. Anand has been featured in several articles including articles published in CNBC, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. She has authored several manuals and has been published in numerous trade journals. Dr. Anand has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg and CNN Money as well on National Public Radio. Dr. Anand has been the recipient of many accolades including the Mosaic Woman Leadership Award, the Women’s Foodservice Forum Trailblazer Award, the Maryland International Business Leadership Award, the American Institute for Managing Diversity’s Individual Leader Award, Webster University’s Women of Influence Award, the Who’s Who in Asian American Communities Award (WWAAC), Ascend’s inaugural Excellence in Diversity; Inclusion Award, and the Diversity Leadership Star Award by Diversity Woman. Dr. Anand received her PhD from the University of Michigan. She chairs the Catalyst Board of Advisors and serves on the boards of several organizations including the Galt Foundation, Community Wealth Partners, the National Organization on Disabilities (NOD) and Sodexo’s Stop Hunger Foundation. She also serves on the Charter Communications External Diversity and Inclusion Council.

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