Sodexo BRS India names Anish Sarkar as CEO 

Prior to Sodexo, Sarkar was with Mercer India; he will now take over from Stephane Michelin

Anish Sarkar

Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services (BRS) India has announced the appointment of Anish Sarkar as the Chief Executive Officer. He takes over from Stephane Michelin who after overseeing the digital transformation is moving to Sodexo’s headquarters in Paris to work on Global Strategic Projects.

Sarkar has joined Sodexo from Mercer India where he was the CEO. During his tenure at Mercer, he led the company on a journey of strong revenue growth and  portfolio expansion, including strategic acquisitions. 

Before joining Mercer, Sarkar spent 16 years with the Capgemini group in several roles across management consulting and technology transformation, including India Consulting Leader between 2011-14 and as India sales head prior to that. 

He has a B. Tech degree from IIT Kharagpur, and an MBA degree from IIM Calcutta. In his spare time, Sarkar likes to write fiction and has published two thrillers.

Commenting on the appointment, Sebastien Godet, APAC President at Sodexo Benefits and Rewards said, “India is an important market for Sodexo’s Benefits and Rewards Services segment. The employee benefits industry in the country is growing and digitalization has been a big accelerator for this growth. Anish brings with himself two decades of experience working with marquee organizations across the industry spectrum, driving their roadmaps of business transformation. We are confident that Anish will build on the momentum and will further drive the growth and performance of our operations in India.”

Speaking about his new role, Anish Sarkar, CEO of Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services India said, “Sodexo is internationally renowned for improving the quality of life of people across segments. India’s digital market is growing phenomenally, and exciting opportunities lie ahead, for us to become the preferred employee benefits partner to our clients.”

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