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Paris, April 29, 2015
Philippe Salle is appointed
Chairman and CEO of the Elior group
The Board of Directors of Elior, meeting on April 29th, has appointed Philippe Salle as Chief
Executive Officer. Elected as a director of Elior at the Company’s Annual Shareholders’
Meeting and appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors on March 10th, Philippe Salle is
now Chairman and CEO of the Elior group.
Philippe Salle was Chairman and Chief Executive of the Altran group since June 2011.
He began his career at Total in Indonesia before joining Accenture in 1990. He moved to
McKinsey in 1995, where he was promoted to Senior Manager in 1998. He joined the Vedior
Group (now Randstad, a company listed on Amsterdam Euronext) in 1999 and was
appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vedior France in 2002, and President of
the Southern Europe zone in 2006 (France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland). He held this
position until 2007, when he joined the Geoservices group (now Schlumberger, a company
listed on the New York, Paris, London, Amsterdam and Zurich stock exchanges), a
technological company in the oil sector operating in 52 countries with nearly 7,000
employees, first as Managing Director then as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer up to
March 2011. He moved to Altran as Chairman and Chief Executive, before joining the Elior
group as Chairman of the Board of Directors on March 10th 2015 and Chairman and CEO
since April 29th.
Philippe Salle is a member of the Board of Directors of GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) since
February 2014 and a member of the Board of Directors of Bourbon since May 2014. He is
Knight of the French National Order of Merit and Knight of the French Legion of Honour. He
is also Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
Philippe Salle is a graduate of the Ecole des Mines de Paris and obtained an MBA from the
Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University (Chicago, USA).
About Elior
Founded in 1991, Elior has grown into one of the world's leading operators in the contracted food and support services industry,
generating revenue of €5,341 million in FY 2013-2014 through 18,000 restaurants and points of sale in 13 countries. Driven by an
unwavering commitment to excellence, our 106,000 passionately professional employees provide personalized catering and service
solutions on a daily basis to 3.8 million customers in the business & industry, education, healthcare, leisure and travel markets, taking
genuine care of each and every person they serve. We place particular importance on corporate social responsibility and have been a
member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2004. Our corporate philosophy - which is centered on quality and innovation as
well as relations with others and the community at large - is clearly reflected in our motto: "Because the whole experience matters".
For further information please visit our website ( or follow us on Twitter (@Elior_France / @Elior_Group)
Press contact
Anne Isabelle Gros - [email protected] - +33 (0)1 40 19 47 37
Investor contact
Marie de Scorbiac - [email protected] - +33 (0)1 40 19 51 09