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Sodexo Canada announces Suzanne Bergeron as new Country President

May 22, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON, May 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Effective Sept. 1, 2018, Suzanne Bergeron will take on the responsibility of Country President for Canada while continuing to be Vice President for Human Resources. Suzanne succeeds Barry Telford who will focus full-time on growing and strengthening the company's education business across Canada and western United States.

Between now and September 1, Barry and Suzanne will work together on the transition. She will be Sodexo Canada's first woman President. Suzanne's office will remain in Montreal.

Suzanne became head of Human Resources for Sodexo in Canada in 2016, responsible for labour relations, operational Human Resources support, total rewards, payroll, claims, organizational development, training, and talent acquisition. Prior to that position, she was in France as the Office Manager for the Group CEO where she coordinated Group Executive Committee activities, and played an active part in the creation of the company's global transformation. Suzanne joined Sodexo Canada in 2005 in Montreal. She speaks both French and English.

Barry joined Sodexo Canada in 2006 leading the Canadian University and Healthcare segments before being named Country President in 2014. In 2016, he took on the additional responsibilities as CEO, Universities West.

Sodexo in Canada
Sodexo has been delivering On-Site Services in Canada for over 40 years. Recognized as a strategic partner, Sodexo Canada is dedicated to providing Quality of Life Services for clients, their employees and visitors in the corporate, education, healthcare and energy and resources segments. These Quality of Life Services create healthy, safe, and efficient environments allowing individuals and organizations to grow and succeed. Delivering food and facilities management services for over 175 clients, Sodexo is a market leader in Canada in terms of revenue and consumers served, and has been recognized as a top employer for the past six consecutive years.  Sodexo Canada is proud to have created the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, an independent charitable organization that has donated more than 1 million meals to at risk youth in Canada since it was founded in 2000.

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