CEO, Onshore Energy Worldwide and Head of Middle East
Simon Seaton joined Sodexo in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer for Sodexo’s Remote Sites Western Region, running operations in U.S. shale markets, Alaska, California, the Gulf of Mexico and four North Sea countries based in the USA. In September 2015 he moved to Singapore and assumed the new role of CEO Onshore Energy Worldwide and in January 2017 moved to Dubai and added the responsibility for Sodexo Middle East to his portfolio.
Under Seaton’s leadership, the Western Region experienced a dramatic improvement in health and safety performance, achieving 65 percent reduction in TRIR. It also saw improved cost efficiencies and lower overheads. Additionally, with Seaton at the helm, the region achieved a 20 percent improvement in GP, a 45 percent increase in EBIT and a 5.3 percent boost in employee engagement.
Since coming on board at Sodexo, he has presented at such conferences as Oil and Gas UK Piper and Society of Petroleum Engineers HSSE. Prior to Sodexo, Seaton spent 22 years at Halliburton in various operations, marketing and technology roles, during which time he was based in the U.K., U.S. and Africa.
He has been a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers for over 20 years and graduated with a degree in chemistry from the University of Wales in 1990. Seaton currently resides in Singapore with his wife and daughter.