CEO, Worldwide Corporate Services
Sylvia is CEO Worldwide of Sodexo’s Corporate Services Segment, which serves all Sodexo’s clients in Business, Industry and Services sectors, with revenues of €5B in 60 countries. She is a member of the Sodexo’s Group Executive Committee, and reports to Michel Landel, Sodexo’s Global CEO.
Sylvia first joined Sodexo in 2006 as Group Financial Controller, was CFO for Europe, and then President of International Large Accounts, developing and supporting Sodexo’s global clients.
Before joining Sodexo, Sylvia was COO of Houghton Mifflin, the Boston based publisher, and President of its Assessment Services division. Prior to Houghton Mifflin, she held key operational and financial positions in France and the US with Danone, Mattel and Vivendi Universal. She is a graduate (B.Ed) of Queen’s University in Canada and of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris.
She is a Trustee of the Quebec Labrador Foundation, a member of the European Professional Women’s Network, and sits on the Research Committee of the HEC Foundation. Within Sodexo, she is the Executive Sponsor of Sodexo PRIDE, Sodexo’s LGBT network, and a founding member of SWIFT, Sodexo’s Women network.
Sylvia holds Canadian, French and British citizenships. She lives in Paris with her three children and her husband, a Mathematics professor at the University of Paris. She has been a working mother for most of her career.