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Our executive board

At Newrest, all strategic choices and major decisions are made by the members of the executive board, who are highly experienced and offer a wealth of versatile, complementary expertise:

Olivier Sadran

Chief Executive Officer

Olivier Sadran is the founder of Catair in France in 1996 and was principally responsible for the development of the company under the name of Eurest Inflight Services. French entrepreneur, he is the principal shareholder of several French companies in different sectors.

Jonathan Stent-Torriani

Chief Executive Officer

Previously CEO of Compass Group Southern Europe, and partner of Olivier Sadran in a number of ventures, he brings his strategic and senior management experience acquired over numerous years in the airline catering, industrial catering and hotel services industries to the Group.

André Rodionoff

Vice President catering France

In 1981, André started his career as financial manager for a Publicis Group subsidiary. In 1991, he joined Sodexo to hold successive direction positions during 20 years. He was appointed as Vice President for Newrest Restauration in September 2016, in charge of Group catering activities development. André is based in Rungis, France.

Pierre Brugère

Vice President Sales & Marketing

After many years of experience in airlines (United Airlines, Air France, UTA), airline catering and concession contract companies (LSG, Elior), Pierre joined Newrest in 2007. Previously VP of Europe, Pierre has the commercial responsibility for all activity sectors. He is based in Toulouse, France.

Pascal Regimbaud

Vice President Remote Site

Pascal Regimbaud was in charge of operations and later of the commercial department for Universal Sodexo, before being in charge of the commercial division of CIS. He joined Newrest in 2008 in order to develop the Remote site Division, bringing new competence and know-how. Pascal is based in Toulouse, France.

Jessica Hayes

Commercial Director Inflight and Rail

After having graduated from International Management and gathered years of experience in the hotel industry working for Marriot Hotels, Jessica joined Newrest – formerly Catair – in 2002. She held several financial and commercial positions before being promoted to Commercial Director for inflight and rail in 2015. Jessica is based in Toulouse, France.

Matthieu Jeandel

Vice President Finances

Matthieu held various financial roles first with Thalès, then with Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance. He joined Compass Group in 2003, based in Dubai with responsibility for finance in the Middle East and Africa. Joining Newrest in 2006, Matthieu is today in charge of Finance and Administration. He is based in Toulouse, France.

Emmanuelle Boccardo Puig

Vice President France Division 

Graduated of Essec in 1991, Emmanuelle initially worked for Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. Recruited in 2000, she was in charge of Group Finance, Country Manager and Internal Audit before being named at the head of the Europe Division. Today, Emmanuelle is Vice President France, based in Toulouse, France.

Olivier Suarez

Vice President Europe & North America

Olivier works for the Group since 1998. Graduated in International Public Law, he hold several positions from Commercial and Country Manager (France, Spain) to Country Manager Morocco and in charge of North Africa Division. Olivier is today Vice President Europe & North America. He is based in Toulouse, France.

Olivier Laurac

Vice President Latin America and Oceania Division

Graduated of Science Specialization Finance, Olivier worked in several countries around the world. He was recruited in 2008, and held positions as Country Manager in Oman, Angola and COO in South Africa Division. Olivier is now Vice President in charge of Latin America & Oceania Division. He is based in Santiago de Chile, Chile.

Fabien Revol

Chief Operating Officer Middle-East & Asia

Fabien is graduated in economics & marketing with a masterin international business. His specialization in Asian cultures brought him to Asia before joining Newrest in 2010 as Operations Director. Today, Fabien is Country Manager Qatar and COO of Middle-East & Asia (excluding Saudi Arabia). He is based in Doha, Qatar.

Marc Starké

Vice President North Africa Division 

Holding a MBA in Hospitality Business, Marc has developed his skills working in Asia, the Middle-East and Africa. He joined Newrest Group in 2013 as Country Manager Angola before being named COO of Southern Africa Division. Today, Marc works as Vice President of North Africa Division. He is based in Casablanca, Morocco.

Alexandre Lelièvre

COO Southern Africa

Graduated of finance at Rouen Business School, Alexandre worked 5 years as Senior Auditor for Ernst & Young. He joined Newrest in Zambia in 2012. In 2015, he was promoted to Country Managing Director for Newrest in Madagascar.  Alexandre is now COO of Southern Africa Division, and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 Xavier Palaise

General Secretary

Xavier is graduated from Business Law at Panthéon Assas University. He worked several years as tax specialist for BNP Paribas Group. Joining Newrest in January 2013 as tax specialist, Xavier is now general secretary since November 2016. Responsible for legal and tax matters of the Group, he is based in Toulouse, France.

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