Elior Group announces the appointment of Sanjay Kumar as Elior India CEO. He reports directly to Philippe Salle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Elior Group. He is also a member of the Group Management Committee.

Sanjay Kumar graduated in Physics from the University of Delhi and holds an MBA degree from IRMA Gujarat. Prior to joining Elior Group, he has increased his knowledge in company’s creation and development. Sanjay Kumar worked with Royal Dutch Shell Group for over 18 years, where he held various positions in Europe and Asia. In India, he was part of the team that set up Royal Dutch Shell's joint-venture with Bharat Shell and then went on to develop Shell's Bitumen market in India. At the international level, he was in charge of turning around the oil giant retail-lubricants business in 13 Asia-Pacific countries, including China. He also played a crucial role in launching several targeted consumer-initiative programs in Germany, Greece and Turkey designed to boost the lubricant retail-sales business in Europe. Upon his return to India in 2007, Sanjay Kumar helped conceptualize set up Shell's Aviation joint-venture with MRPL in Bangalore (India), then moved to Chennai to launch a Business Intelligence and Strategic Consulting unit. In March 2012 he was appointed CEO of Altran India, member of the Management Committee. During his 4-year tenure within Altran, he led the growth of the company from 250 engineers to nearly 2,000 engineers. Sanjay also supported the acquisitions of three companies and their integration. Sanjay Kumar will leave this position in February 2017 to join Elior Group.