Pierre Bellon

About Pierre Bellon

Birth Day: January 24, 1930
Birth Place: Paris, France, France
Residence: Paris, France
Alma mater: HEC Paris
Occupation: Chairman and founder, Sodexo
Children: 4, including Sophie Bellon

Pierre Bellon

Pierre Bellon was born on January 24, 1930 in Paris, France, France. Once a catering and cruise outfit with just one company restaurant in Marseilles, today Sodexo is now one of the world's 20 largest employers, with 420,000 people on its payroll. Founded by Pierre Bellon in 1966, Sodexo began expanding internationally in 1971 and now feeds 75 million people in 80 countries daily at schools, hospitals, prisons and five U. S. Air Force bases. Sodexo caters the Dakar Road Rally and Royal Ascot horse races, and has provided services for six Olympic games since 1988. In 2011, it bought gourmet food business Lenotre; it also owns a 90% stake in Yachts de Paris, one of the Seine's best-known cruise companies. Bellon stepped down as chief executive in 2005 and remained chairman until January 2016, when his daughter Sophie Bellon replaced him as head of the board. He is keeping it in the family in other ways, too: Thanks to a 2008 agreement, Bellon's grandchildren and their descendants cannot sell Bellon SA shares to anyone outside the clan until 2058.
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Popular As Pierre Bellon
Occupation Service
Age 90 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 24, 1930 (Paris, France, France)
Birthday January 24
Town/City Paris, France, France
Nationality France

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Pierre Bellon’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

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Pierre Bellon was born in the Year of the Horse. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse love to roam free. They’re energetic, self-reliant, money-wise, and they enjoy traveling, love and intimacy. They’re great at seducing, sharp-witted, impatient and sometimes seen as a drifter. Compatible with Dog or Tiger.

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Bellon joined the Société d'exploitations hôtelières, aériennes, maritimes et terrestres in 1958. He started as a managing assistant, and rose to become CEO of the company.


In 1966, he founded Sodexho SA (renamed Sodexo in 2008). Sodexo supplies a variety of auxiliary services thousands of institutions, including schools, hospitals, retirement centers, corporate and government offices, armed forces, recreational facilities, and correctional institutions. Sodexo is a public traded company on New York and Paris exchanges.


In 1987, he contributed to the creation of the non-profit Association Progrès du Management, which purpose is to focus on the progress of the company through the progress of its Leaders.


Bellon relinquished the group CEO position of Sodexo in 2005, but continued as the chairman of the company until January 2016, when his daughter Sophie Bellon succeeded him as chairman.

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