Sodexo India gets new country president in management reshuffle

Sodexo India gets new country president in management reshuffle
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23 Jan, 2020

Management services company Sodexo India has added the role of country president to the company’s India CFO Rohit Bahety’s designation, and Karan Totlani has been elevated to the position of country segment director for corporate services from his current role of senior leader in the same segment.

Both appointments are effective from this month.

The appointments come as Rishi Gour steps down from his role as the country president and segment director for corporate services in India to pursue a career outside the company, the company said in a statement.

In his new role, Bahety will drive corporate governance and fulfil strategic directorial responsibility for Sodexo’s operations in India, with its team of over 46,000 employees spread across more than 1,200 locations. He joined Sodexo in 2006 and has served in various finance positions in India and the United Kingdom.

Totlani will be responsible for all the focus groups in the corporate services segment in India for both food and facilities management businesses. He joined the company in 2013 and played a pivotal role in the integration of MacLellan India, which was acquired the same year, with Sodexo.

Founded in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is a food services and facilities management company. It operates in 67 countries and serves 100 million consumers each day through its on-site services, benefits and rewards services, and personal and home services. The company’s market capitalisation as of January 8 stands at 15.8 billion euros. It claims to have 4,70,000 employees.

In July last year, Bhavin Turakhia-led fintech firm Zeta merged its employee benefits business with Sodexo Benefits and Rewards India, the Indian unit of the Issy-les-Moulineaux, France-headquartered Sodexo. In the same month, Zeta raised Series C investment from Sodexo Benefits and Rewards in its first external round of funding. The investment valued Zeta at $300 million (Rs 2,072 crore then).