Sodexo India appoints Sambit Kumar Sahu, its former Country Segment Director of Health & Care segment, as Managing Director, in a strategic decision aimed at overhauling its ambitious growth targets announced recently, during its silver jubilee celebrations.
Sambit takes over the reins from outgoing Country President and CFO, Rohit Bahety, who has taken a new role in Sodexo North America. Atul Agrawal, currently the Finance Director has been elevated as the new CFO.
Sambit started his career at Sodexo 18 years ago and held several leadership roles in Operations, Strategy, Food & Digital Transformation.
Under his guidance, the Health & Care team, carved a niche and introduced industry’s first-ever clinical technology management, Sodexo HTM which, today is a profitable and fast-growing service catering to over 550+ healthcare centers managing 70,000 medical equipments in 7 states since 2017.
Sambit inherits the fine legacy left behind by Rohit. Handling both his roles as Country President and CFO with equal aplomb, Rohit ensured high business growth and profitability, even during the turbulent Covid conditions. Backed by Sodexo India’s strong financial performance in 2022,
Rohit laid the roadmap for Ambition 2025. And this Ambition 2025 will now be steered in the right direction by Sambit. His inspiring career progression exemplifies a fundamental cornerstone at Sodexo-Belong, Act & Thrive at work. He joined as Chef Manager and then went on to assume different significant responsibilities before assuming the role of Managing Director.
Speaking about his new role, Sambit Kumar Sahu, Managing Director, Sodexo India, said, “Armed with 25 years of rich experience in this country, we are all set to begin an exciting journey of reinforcing our comprehensive range of employee services, invest in the right talent, design innovative offers in Food Services and keep a constant focus on Safety, Compliance and Sustainable business operations, to fuel our double-digit growth momentum.”
“To this end, we will invest in an offsite kitchen infrastructure and extend our digital capabilities in addition to deploying efficiency measures for better consumer experience”, Sambit Kumar Sahu added.
Sodexo India has multiplied its revenues by 10 times in the last 15 years. The company foresees enormous opportunities in Food Services, encouraged by its recent association with a major tech giant in this space and other infrastructure-related investments and upgrades.
Further, with the gradual opening of white-collar offices, buoyant growth in manufacturing, and strong recovery of operations across education sites, faster growth in food & catering services, while retaining its leadership in facilities management is envisaged.
Sodexo’s future-ready and technology-centric solutions aimed at enhancing the consumer experience, have always been the basis of its progress and have thus, boosted the company’s enthusiasm and confidence about growing with India.