Burlington, ON — Sodexo Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Leena Verma as the new Human Resources Vice-President, effective January 22. 

Leena brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in driving business performance through strategic people management. 

In almost 20 years of her HR career, Leena has worked in healthcare, financial services, consulting, and most recently in the senior living sector. Her leadership philosophy revolves around empowering teams and instilling a culture of accountability as core imperatives for success.  

Leena's innovative approach to addressing staffing challenges has not only set her apart but has also garnered recognition from peers in the sector. Her out-of-the-box people solutions have been acknowledged and adopted as best practices within the industry. These solutions, rooted in a deep understanding of the complex dynamics of healthcare, have consistently delivered results. 

As VP of HR, Leena will be leading some key projects such as developing the HR strategy, building Sodexo's employer brand to create a thriving workplace, promoting a culture of growth and accountability, and strengthening our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

About Sodexo Canada

Sodexo is the leader in sustainable food service and valued experiences, at every moment in life: learn, work, heal and play. Sodexo is committed to meeting the challenges of everyday life with a dual goal: to improve the quality of life of our employees and those we serve, and to contribute to the economic, social, and environmental progress in the communities where we operate. Our purpose is to create a better everyday for everyone to build a better life for all. Sodexo has been recognized as a top employer in Canada for the past seven consecutive years.

Key figures – Sodexo Canada 

Recipient of Canada's Greenest Employer Awards 2023
RE 100 Achievement (renewable energy) for scope 2 emissions in 2021 
Recipient of Canada's Diversity & Inclusion Employer Awards 2021 
Global Ecovadis Platinum Rating 2020 
1 million consumers served daily 
7000 employees 

To learn more about our sustainability values, practices and partnerships visit Sodexo’s Corporate and Social Responsibility commitments and progress

For more information:
Stephanie Aubin, Director of Communications
Sodexo Canada

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