Azita Shariaty



Azita Shariaty Khalil Abad, born Tehran in Iran, is a Swedish business executive. She is the CEO of Sodexo AB in Sweden since 2014, a company with services in the service sector. She started working in the company in 1998 and the first position within the company was as a restaurant manager. She has been Sales Director, Business Area Manager and Sweden Manager. 

When she was vice president in 2010, she and the management team introduced a goal that in 2015 the company had 50 percent women at senior management positions, which was achieved. She often lectures on the importance of gender equality and diversity in companies. In 2015, the newspaper Veckans Affärer named Azita Shariati the 2015 most powerful woman in business.