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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.



Emmanuelle Boccardo Puig

Senior Vice President Strategy

Graduated of ESSEC in 1991, Emmanuelle initially worked for Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. Recruited in 2000, she was in charge of Group Finance, Europe Division and Internal Audit Director before being named Vice President French Division. Today, Emmanuelle is Senior Vice President Strategy, based in Toulouse, France.



Matthieu Jeandel

Vice President Finances & Administration

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.



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.



Marie Chiner

Internal Audit & Major Project Director

Graduated from EM LYON in 2006, Marie started working for KMPG as an auditor. Her following experiences as a consultant and project manager, among others on behalf of Airbus, allowed her to develop a range of skills. Marie joined Newrest in January 2016 and is today Internal Audit and Major Project Director. She is based in Toulouse, France.



Pierre Brugère

Senior 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 Brugère joined Newrest in 2007. Previously VP of Europe, Pierre has now the commercial responsibility for all activity sectors. He is based in Toulouse, France.



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.



Jessica Hayes

Commercial Director Inflight

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 in 2015. Jessica is based in Toulouse, France.



Pascal Regimbaud

Vice President Remote site

Pascal was in charge of operations and later of the commercial depar tment 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.



Luc Le Blanc

Communication, Offer Marketing & Digital Director

After having held the positions of Marketing Director Europe and then Marketing Director of International Development between 1989 and 2011 at Nutrition et Santé, Luc specialized in the street food sector and opened his own restaurant in 2014. In June 2018, he has been appointed Director of Communication, Offer Marketing and Group Digital. He is based in Toulouse, France.



Aurélie Gueguen René

Vice President Asia & Pacific Division

Holding a MBA in Hospitality and Tourism, Aurélie held several operational positions in hospitality, including that of Operations Manager at Sodexo. Recruited in 2013 as part of the Omani subsidiary’s General Management, in 2015 she opened the Group operations in New Caledonia. In 2017, Aurélie was promoted to Vice President Asia & Pacific Division, and is based in Manila, Philippines.



Olivier Suarez

Vice President Europe Division

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



Olivier Laurac

Vice President Americas 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 Americas Division. He is based in Toronto, Canada.



Marc Starké

Vice President North Africa & Middle East 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 North Africa & Middle East Division. He is based in Casablanca, Morocco.



Alexandre Lelièvre

Vice President Southern Africa Division

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 Vice President Southern Africa Division, and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.


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