Dr. Rohini Anand was most recently SVP Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo, the global leader in Quality of Life services. She was responsible for the strategic direction, implementation and alignment of Sodexo’s integrated global diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives (DEI), as well as Sodexo’s corporate responsibility (CR) and wellness strategies.
Under Dr. Anand’s leadership, the Sodexo brand has become synonymous with leadership in diversity, corporate responsibility and wellness. Sodexo received the prestigious 2012 Catalyst Award and ranked in the top 10 of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity for 11 consecutive years. Additionally, Sodexo was named Global Sustainability Industry Leader in its sector for the 14th year in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and ranked as the top-scoring company in its sector in the RobecoSAM ‘Sustainability Yearbook 2019’ for twelve consecutive years. 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.
Widely considered as a leading expert on organizational transformation, corporate responsibility and diversity and inclusion, Dr. Anand is a published author and has been featured in several articles including articles published in CNBC, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. She has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg and CNN Money as well on National Public Radio. She is the recipient of many 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), Ascend’s inaugural Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award, and the Diversity Leadership Star Award by Diversity Woman.
Dr. Anand received her PhD from the University of Michigan.