Dr. Rohini Anand

Dr. Rohini Anand

Dr. Rohini Anand is a pioneer and sought after thought leader in the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) field and provides DEI advisory services to clients in the public and private sectors. She is a board member of the Tent Partnership for Refugees, WomenLift Health (a Gates Foundation initiative), Aspen Institute’s Family Prosperity Advisory Board, and the NACD’s Center for Inclusive Governance, as well as on the external DEI advisory boards of Charter Communications and Sanofi. Dr. Anand’s expertise spans executive leadership, human capital, global DEI and corporate responsibility. Her global experience, cultural dexterity, extensive network and ability to influence leaders result in a reputation for judgment, integrity, and accountability. Most recently, she was SVP Corporate Responsibility (CR) and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo, where she reported to the Global CEO and was a member of Sodexo North America’s executive committee. Dr. Anand successfully positioned Sodexo as a global thought leader in DEI and CR. She is the author of Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Systemic Change in Multinational Organizations.


Dr. Rohini Anand is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. You can follow her on LinkedIn. For more information, visit the author’s website.
Executive Education

Initial Steps to Making Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Purpose and Passion

Too often leaders see diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as a series of incremental initiatives that are dispensable when faced with competing business priorities or in times of crisis. Such was the case when the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn hit–quickly slashing DEI budgets. It took a spotlight on...