Sodexo North America Senior VP & CFO Olivier Poirot Honored by French-American Chamber of Commerce in Dallas/Fort Worth
May 09, 2013
Olivier Poirot honored with the prestigious 2013 Alain Bellet Award for his leadership and support of the French-American business community in DFW
Gaithersburg, MD – May 9, 2013 – Sodexo North America Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Dallas resident, Olivier Poirot has been honored with the prestigious 2013 Alain Bellet Award by the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Dallas/Fort Worth (FACC) for his leadership and support of the French-American business community in DFW.
Each year the FACC presents the Alain Bellet Award at its annual La Vie en Roses Champagne Gala to an individual from the DFW Metroplex who has significantly contributed to the prosperity of North Texas and strengthened the long-lasting relationship between France and the United States.
“In today’s global economy business activities and professional relationships consistently span industries, borders and cultures,” said Poirot. “Ultimately though, good business is about creating environments focused on serving and delivering value for all customers, and that is done locally, daily, one customer experience at a time. I’m proud to have been able to contribute to the work that Sodexo and FACC are doing that’s having an impact and making a difference in the lives of many of the nearly seven million residents of the DFW community.”
In addition to his significant leadership role in the French-American business community in DFW, the FACC is paying tribute to Mr. Poirot’s strategic oversight and fiscal management of the $9 billion per annum North American division of Sodexo SA, a global leader offering more than 100 types of services that improve Quality of Life. Sodexo operates in 80 countries worldwide and across North America. Mr. Poirot leads finance and risk management operations that help client organizations and their people improve well-being and performance at nearly 9,000 sites, serving more than 15 million consumers daily.
“We’re honored to present the 2013 Alain Bellet Award to Olivier Poirot in recognition of his many accomplishments and ongoing support for the French-American business community,” said FACC President Eric Corticchiato.
Sodexo operates at about 50 client sites in DFW, and with nearly 2,000 employees in the area – and about 5,000 across the state – spans the corporate, education, healthcare and government services sector with offerings that range from sustainable facilities management to energy management, waste reduction and construction, to landscaping, foodservices and in-home care services.
Further extending its focus on improving quality of life, Sodexo has provided nearly 218,300 free summer meals to children in Fort Worth communities through its Feeding Our Future® program. In April of this year its employees from across the state participated in Sodexo Servathon, mobilizing local youth and volunteering in sorting 13,000 pounds of food at area food banks. Grants totaling nearly $156,000 have been awarded by Sodexo Foundation to support local hunger organizations in DFW communities, with an additional $233,000 in funding going to hunger organizations throughout Texas.
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Sodexo received the Texas Diversity Council's prestigious DiversityFirst Leadership Award for its demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in the areas of Workforce & Supplier Diversity, Community Involvement and Multicultural Outreach. The DiversityFirst Leadership Award is presented annually to individuals and organizations who demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in the promotion and advancement of diversity through inclusion and strong leadership in Texas. Nationally, Sodexo engages its 125,000 North America employees in a progressive working environment where all employees, customers, suppliers, and community partners feel welcome, valued, and respected, embracing differences as a collective competitive advantage.