Burlington, ON, February 28, 2023 – Sodexo Canada, is pleased to announce Johanne R. Bélanger, FCPA, FCA, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Johanne brings over 20 years of senior executive experience across multiple industries in Canada and the USA.  With roots as a CPA, her career spans a large spectrum of industries including healthcare; tourism and hospitality; distribution; and meetings & events industries.

“Johanne’s business acumen in the food services and hospitality markets gives Sodexo an edge in our growth strategy. Her energy and creativity will propel our Canadian teams, imparting more agility and accountability through effective, caring, and inclusive leadership,” said Sarosh Mistry, President and CEO, North America.

Johanne was most recently the President of Healthcare and Senior Living at Compass Group Canada leading transformational change through a global pandemic.  Her previous appointments included:  Vice President, Field Marketing North America with Marriott International; President & CEO at Destination Toronto and President, Canada with Freeman Audio Visual Services.

As a purpose driven leader, Johanne has been recognized internationally for her passion and commitment to developing and recognizing women in leadership.  Amongst several awards, she was recognized by Women in Tourism & Hospitality with the 1st Katie Taylor Economic Empowerment Award and by NY MOVES Magazine as one of the 25 Power Women in 2017.

Johanne’s personal values and passions, along with her transformative and collaborative leadership style, align with Sodexo Canada’s purpose of being a people-focused organization committed to operational excellence and elevating the client experience.

“With 7,000 employees, from chefs to district managers to all the support teams, and beyond, I’m honoured to lead the Canadian team. Together we will continue fueling and advancing our commitment to clients creating memorable experiences and innovative solutions,” said Bélanger.