Dr. Rohini Anand was till January 2020 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 integrated global diversity and inclusion initiatives, as well as Sodexo corporate social responsibility and wellness strategies. Dr. Anand reported to the Global CEO and was a member of the North America Executive Committee for Sodexo. Under Dr. Anand’s leadership, the Sodexo brand became synonymous with leadership in diversity, corporate responsibility and wellness. 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. 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.
Curently Rohini Anand is the principal in Rohini Anand LLC, Senior Associate at the Conference Board and serves on several boards including Tent Partnership for Refugees, Galt Foundation, Community Wealth Partners and Respectful Exits. She is also on the external Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board for Charter Communications. 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. Rohini has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg and CNN Money as well on National Public Radio. Rohini holds a PhD from the University of Michigan and received her bachelors from Bombay University in India.