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Denis Machuel

Denis Machuel

Directeur Digital Groupe et Directeur Général Adjoint, Sodexo

BACKGROUND / Professional and educational background

Denis Machuel holds a degree from the ENSIMAG engineering school in Grenoble (France) and a Masters of Science from the Texas A&M University (USA).

Denis started his career with Schneider Electric in Egypt, before working with Altran for 16 years. He then joined Sodexo’s Rewards and Benefits department in 2007, of which he was named Executive Director in 2012. He joined the Group’s Executive Committee in January 2014. In January 2015, he became Digital Director of the Group, a position meant to drive Sodexo’s digital transformation. In June, 2017, Sodexo announced that Denis will follow Michel Landel as the Group’s CEO in 2018.

Denis is a fierce promoter of diversity and inclusion in all aspects. Meditating regularly, Denis has initiated his Executive Committee to full conscience meditation and mindfulness sessions offered to all rewards and benefits teams – Denis is indeed convinced that this practice contributes to anyone’s fulfilment and quality of life.



ACHIEVEMENT / What does the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum consist of?

Created in 1966 in Marseille by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is world leader in Life Quality services, an essential factor in individuals’ and organizations’ performance. Sodexo serves 75 million consumers everyday across the world through Services on Site, Benefits and Rewards Services, Retail Services, and At-home Services.

Sodexo is defined by its community of clients and consumers, collaborators and share-owners. If we are convinced that only growth can satisfy our stakeholders, we also believe that it must have meaning to all those who contribute to it. For this reason, we remain loyal to the purpose, values, and ethics that have guided us since the beginning. Improving individuals’ wellness is one of the fundamentals of Sodexo since its creation.



LOCATION / Where do you lead your project/company (city, region and country)?

Sodexo is in 80 countries across the world, serving 75 million consumers on a daily basis thanks to 425,000 collaborators.



IMPACT / How do you evaluate the economic, social, political and environmental impact of your project / action?

Sodexo has always been guided by the notion of value, closely linked to its will to improve quality of life.

In an uncertain world where demographic increase, environmental issues and societal change modify our way of living and working, businesses have a role to play.

Our roadmap in corporate responsibility, Better Tomorrow 2025, constitutes the most recent evolution of our approach and illustrates the greatest environmental and social issues the world is facing today. Sodexo has set ambitious goals and is proud to continue to play a major role as a committed and responsible business for communities and territories in which we operate.



QUOTE / A sentence, quotation or a word that best describes you

“Walk your own path, as it only exists through you” Saint Augustin