Group Chief Operating Officer and member of the Group's Executive Committee, Pierre Henry is CEO of Benefits and Rewards Services (formerly Motivation Solutions), one of the three components of Sodexo Group's unique Service Solutions offer. With its €711 million turnover and €12.1 billion projection volume, Sodexo ranks number two in the world for Benefits and Rewards Services, which comprise three types of offers (advantages for employees, incentive programs, and public funding) and an extensive range of innovative services (Meal Pass, Transport Pass, Health Pass, Culture Pass, etc.) provided to 26.3 million beneficiaries in 31 countries.
Pierre Henry also heads On-site Services for South America, where the Group employs 44,000 people working on over 2,000 sites in 7 countries. In February 2010, he also becomes responsible for On-site Services for Continental Europe (excluding France and the United Kingdom). This new responsibility will enable Pierre Henry to reinforce the links between the various parts of the Group's offer and facilitate the development of an integrated offer.
Pierre Henry was born in Belgium, and joined Sodexo in 1980 as regional Manager for French-speaking Belgium. In 1982, he was appointed to head the Sales Department and then promoted to Managing Director for Belgium in 1987. His teams began to diversify the service offering with the successful launch of the Gift Pass. Between 1987 and 1993, issue volume increased by 50% per year. When the Pass ALE (Local Agency for Employment) was launched in 1993-it enabled the long-term unemployed to be paid for domestic services-, Sodexo became the first company in Belgium to provide solutions that optimize public funding management.
The same year, Pierre Henry was also appointed head of the Central European region. He supervised the launch of operations in Hungary and Austria, then in 1995, the Czech Republic, and in 1997, Poland and Slovakia, which in turn, experienced very rapid growth. Promoted to Director for the Western Europe, Asia, and North Africa region in 2000, Pierre Henry worked with the European team on the launching of operations in the United Kingdom, which, like Hungary, generated a return on investments in just 12 months.
Today, Pierre Henry's ambition is to help the Group attain the position of world leader in Benefits and Rewards Services. This is being attained by extending the offer to new regions (such as the Asiatic countries), developing new vectors for growth (like the EcoPass in Belgium and the Gift Pass in many countries), and consolidating Sodexo's lead in the quality of the service offer it provides for its customers. Pierre Henry is pursuing these goals with a major advantage: namely, that the collaborators are highly responsive to markets and customer needs. As CEO South America and Continental Europe for On-site Services, Pierre Henry also intends to develop the Group's leadership on the various markets, whether in Brazil and in the Remote Sites segment, or in Central European countries, where the Group still has major development potential.
Pierre Henry was born in 1952, is married, and has two children.