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Winning Stroke: Interview With Stephane Michelin, CEO, Sodexo Benefits & Rewards Services

In an interview, Stephane Michelin, CEO, Sodexo Benefits & Rewards Services opens up about his personal preferences, life and much more

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If not in the current profession, you would be?
If I were not with Sodexo, I would love to be a Chef.

One tune you always hum.
The Logical Song by Supertramp

One book to read when you want to motivate yourselves.
Autobiography of Winston Churchill.

The place you never been to and always want to go.
I have travelled to a lot of places all over the world. Mongolia is one place that has been missing on my list, and this summer, I plan to go to Mongolia.

An animal that signifies you & why?
A bear, because I can be lovable and an anti-social at the same time.

A movie character you most resemble or resonate with.
I think I resemble Indiana Jones. People at Sodexo also call me that.

If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part?
Robert De Niro from Indiana Jones.

Luck or Hard Work, what do you think weighs more in defining a successful person?
I don’t believe in luck or hard work. I believe in smart work.

One best decision you ever made.
Quit my home at the age of 17, to write my destiny.

A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in personal or professional life?
Take the necessary time to think and put the pros and cons in writing before deciding on the next steps.

Whose advice do you seek when in dilemma?
I would reach out to my colleagues and my team.

What has been your biggest achievement?
My 3 fantastic kids.

One thing that you want to change in yourself.
To get taller by a few more centimetres. I wish to be 180 centimetres.

A line said by your closed one that you never forget.
Be yourself.

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Jeet Sharma

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