Facilities services provider Sodexo has announced three senior appointments to its corporate services leadership team to fortify its Vital Spaces division.
Paula Stevenson becomes managing director, Libby Escolme joins as marketing director & brand head, and Harpreet Cheema is made head of workplace services.
Stevenson has worked in Sodexo’s global strategic accounts team for four years, where she has held the role of global account director. She has served 30 years in facilities and project management, spanning a range of sectors.
Escolme was formerly marketing director at restaurant chain Itsu. She also has over 20 years of experience in marketing global fast-moving consumer goods, retail and leisure brands across several international markets. In her new role, Escolme will lead Sodexo’s UK and Ireland marketing function – responsible for the client and consumer marketing strategy for corporate services.
Cheema has worked in Sodexo’s service operations team, where he led the digital and promotions team for the four years. He has been instrumental in enabling Sodexo’s business to return safely from the pandemic and has also been co-chair of the Origins group, which encourages inclusivity and cohesion by celebrating the diversity of culture. In his new role, he will lead the development, deployment, performance management and awareness building of workplace services.
Julie Ennis, CEO of corporate services for Sodexo UK & Ireland, said: “With the lifting of the work-from-home guidance in England, our clients need our expertise more than ever to help them to transform their workplaces as we begin a new way of working and as society starts to open up fully.
Bringing the new signings on board would allow Sodexo to continue to develop its workplace wervices and strengthen its Vital Spaces value proposition, she added, as well as “help empower clients to transform their workplaces in both the short and long-term”.
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