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Dr. Anand is a highly sought after and trusted board member. She chaired the Catalyst Board of Advisors and serves on the advisory boards of WomenLift Health a Gates Foundation initiative, Pulsely and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Center for Inclusive Governance’s Advisory Council. She also serves on the external diversity advisory boards for Sanofi and for Charter Communications. She is a Board Director for Galt Foundation and Tent Partnership for Refugees. Rohini is a Senior Fellow with the Conference Board.

Previous board engagements include: The Women’s Foodservice Forum, GLSEN, The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, National Organization of Disabilities, Community Wealth Partners, Universities at Shady Grove.

Dr. Rohini Anand is a strategic business leader and trusted board member who has successfully transformed cultures, built an iconic brand with an enduring reputation resulting in accelerating new business creation. 

She was instrumental in positioning Sodexo as a leader in DEI and Corporate Responsibility (CR), creating a differentiation that wins business. From a staff function, Rohini developed and led consulting engagements that contributed revenues to Sodexo and was sought after by clients to assist with their DEI and CR strategies. 

Dr. Anand transformed Sodexo, a company with a legacy  $80 million lawsuit, to an inclusive company with iconic and award-winning DEI leadership brand. She has a proven track record in global cultural transformation.  

As SVP for Sodexo, Rohini led DEI wellness and CSR for a French global company with 460 employees in over 80 countries with US$22B in revenue, she reported to the global CEO and was on the North American executive team and  was a trusted advisor to the global executives.

Rohini has a unique global perspective borne out of sensitivity to cultural nuances. She is able to  influence and unify disparate global perspectives towards shared goals. 

Rohini Anand is sought after by leaders and organizations for her expertise in CR and DEI. She is a published author. In her recent book, Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, she shares lessons learned  in doing global transformation work. Sodexo’s global DEI journey is documented in a Harvard Business Review case study.  

If you are looking for a board member with a wealth of experience, cultural dexterity, and vast network, contact Dr. Anand today.

As a DEI board in its infancy, Rohini has brought a global pragmatism to our strategic vision, an outside-in world connection and a real team collaboration and coaching that is continuing to help beyond just the thinking. She just gets it.

Raj Verma
Chair, DEI Board | Chief Diversity, Culture + Ex Officer

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