Sodexo appoints new Africa & Middle East CEO, Colm O'Mahony

Colm O'Mahony, who has been CEO of Sodexo Education Asia Pacific since 2015, is appointed CEO of the French foodservice firm’s Africa & Middle East business

Colm O'Mahony has held senior roles at Sodexo since 2005 | Photo credit: Sodexo

Sodexo has appointed Colm O'Mahony as CEO of its Dubai-headquartered Africa & Middle East business, where he will lead the foodservice company’s growth across the region. According to a press release, O'Mahony brings 30 years' experience in the catering and facilities management industries, including the management of iconic events in the UK.
“I’m delighted to join the Sodexo Middle East team and lead the business on the path of success in this region. The opportunities within the Middle East are plenty and I look forward to achieving targeted business growth by bringing the best of our global offerings to suit the fast-paced growth of the countries in this region,” O'Mahony said.
O’Mahony first joined Sodexo as Director of Racecourses and Football Stadia for Sodexo’s Sports and Leisure (Sodexo Live) in the UK in 2005. He has since held the position of President of Sodexo Hong Kong and led Sodexo’s International Education and Remote Sites Division in Greater China – tripling revenues in Sodexo Hong Kong while targeting new markets such as airport lounges on top of its core Education & Corporate Services business.
Since September 2015, O’Mahony has been CEO of Sodexo Education Asia Pacific, where he is credited with successfully spearheading more than 200 projects.
Sodexo kicked off 2022 in a strong position, posting a 18.8% rise in first quarter revenues to €5.3bn ($6bn) and reporting that business activity had returned to 95% of pre-Covid levels. In October 2021, the company reported annual revenues of ($20.2bn) – 87% of 2019 levels.

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