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Dr. Rohini Anand

Former Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo

Dr. Rohini Anand, is the former SVP and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo. In this role she was responsible for the strategic direction, implementation and alignment of Sodexo’s integrated global diversity and inclusion strategy, as well as Sodexo’s corporate responsibility and wellness strategies.

During Dr. Anand’s nearly two decades at Sodexo, the organization rose to the forefront of leadership and innovation in diversity and inclusion worldwide. In addition to winning the prestigious Catalyst Award in 2012, Sodexo has consistently been recognized by organizations including the National Organization on Disability (NOD), Working Mother Magazine, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and DiversityInc, to name a few. Sodexo’s remarkable global culture change, led by diversity and inclusion, is featured in a Harvard Business School case study entitled "Shifting the Diversity Climate: the Sodexo Solution," as well as profiled in several books on global diversity and inclusion.

Throughout her career, Dr. Anand has received many personal accolades including the “Mosaic Woman Leadership Award,” the Women’s Foodservice Forum “Trailblazer Award,” the Maryland “International Business Leadership Award,” the American Institute for Managing Diversity’s Individual Leader Award, Webster University’s “Women of Influence Award,” the Who’s Who in Asian American Communities Award (WWAAC), and the Diversity Leadership Star Award by Diversity Woman and Ascend’s inaugural “Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion” award.

Dr. Anand currently serves on the boards of Community Wealth Partners, Galt Foundation, Tent Partnership for Refugees, WomenLift Health (a Gates Foundation initiative), as well as Sodexo’s Stop Hunger Foundation board.

She holds a PhD from the University of Michigan. 

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