Director, Corporate Responsibility, Asia Pacific, SODEXO
Based in Singapore, Roshith RAJAN is the Director, Corporate Responsibility, Asia Pacific for SODEXO, a world leader in quality of life services , serving 100 million customers daily in the areas of food services, facilities management, and benefits/rewards. Roshith is responsible for the strategy development and execution of the ‘Better Tomorrow 2025’, Sodexo’s Corporate Responsibility roadmap, for the region of Asia Pacific with a particular focus on responsible and sustainable food, food waste, small and local businesses inclusion, food insecurity and women empowerment in communities, single use plastics. He influences internal and external stakeholders of the business value of Corporate Responsibility and integrating it into business strategy and everyday operations in the 14+ APAC countries of more than 70,000 employees through initiatives, standard practices, and policies. He currently also program leads the Sodexo food waste prevention initiative at the global level with planned deployment in more than 3000 locations by 2020. He has championed Ideathons, Hackathons, and led internal Digital & Innovation challenge raising 500+ ideas for execution. Under his leadership, Sodexo won the Champions of Good Award for 2017 and 2018, the ACES Award for Asia’s Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year (2018), Sustainable Business Award Singapore, and also recognized for #1 in the industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index(DJSI) for 14 years in a row . He also heads ‘Stop Hunger’ for Asia Pacific, a philanthropic program that is a leading force in the fight against hunger and malnutrition with a target to impact 100 million beneficiaries by 2025. He strongly believes in the human aspects to address social and environmental challenges and opportunities.
Prior to Singapore, he worked with the Sodexo Group HQ in Paris for 5 years developing the Corporate Responsibility strategy, projects, and governance. He has also worked with leading technology companies in new product development such as SAP Labs and NTT Data in India. He has an MBA (Finance) from HEC-Paris, France ; and a Bachelor of Electrical & Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani, India.