Sodexo Live! Announces New CEO for North America

January 11, 2023 Sodexo Live! Announces New CEO for North America

Sodexo’s hospitality segment, Sodexo Live!, has named Belinda Oakley CEO of the division’s North America operations.

Oakley joins Sodexo Live! from Chartwells K12, a division of the Compass Group, where she served as CEO. She has also held leadership positions with such companies as Famous Brands International, Brumby’s Bakeries, and Benugo. Oakley replaces outgoing Sodexo Live! CEO Steve Pangburn who will stay on in an advisory position to assist with the transition through the end of March.

“As we double down on pursuing our ambitious growth goals, we’re thrilled to welcome Belinda to the team,” said Nathalie Bellon-Szabo, Sodexo Live! global CEO. “She has an outstanding track record in commercial and business development—with Belinda’s leadership and capabilities, the talents, and engagement of the North America team and the strong positive momentum of our business, I am confident we will be successful in accelerating our growth in North America.”

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