Sodexo India has appointed Sambit Kumar Sahu, its former Country Segment Director of Health and Care segment, as Managing Director.
Sahu 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.
Sahu started his career at Sodexo 18 years ago, and held several leadership roles in Operations, Strategy, Food and Digital Transformation. Under his guidance, the Health and Care team, carved a niche and introduced clinical technology management, Sodexo HTM, which today is a profitable and fast-growing service catering to over 550+ healthcare centres managing 70,000 medical equipments in seven states since 2017.
Sahu inherits the legacy left behind by Bahety. Handling both his roles as Country President and CFO with equal aplomb, Bahety ensured high business growth and profitability, even during the turbulent Covid conditions.
Backed by Sodexo India’s strong financial performance in 2022, Bahety laid the roadmap for Ambition 2025, and this will now be steered in the right direction by Sahu.
Sahu 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.”