CEO Energy & Resources Worldwide
Simon Seaton is CEO of Energy & Resources Worldwide and a member of the Sodexo Group Executive Committee. Simon joined the Group in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer for Sodexo’s Remote Sites Western Region, running operations in U.S. shale markets, Alaska, California, the Gulf of Mexico and four North Sea countries. With Simon at the helm, the Western Region achieved significant progress in Employee Engagement scores, Health & Safety performance and delivered measurable improvement of profitability and cost efficiencies. In 2015, Simon was appointed CEO of Onshore Energy Worldwide and in 2017, was entrusted with the additional responsibility to lead Sodexo’s Middle East operations, managing all of the Group’s business and Joint Ventures in 9 countries across the region. Prior to Sodexo, Simon spent 22 years at Halliburton in various operations, marketing and technology roles. He started with Halliburton in 1990 as a drilling fluids engineer in Aberdeen and held technical, business development and executive positions in Aberdeen and Houston, as well as Nigeria. He served as the Managing Director of Halliburton UK, Global Director of Halliburton Project Management and Senior Director of Global Deepwater Solutions.
He has been a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers for more than 20 years and graduated with a degree in Chemistry from the University of Wales in 1990. Simon has authored more than 18 technical papers and trade journal articles on diverse subjects such as drilling technology, safety and environmental issues and knowledge management. Since 2016 Simon has also been a Director of the The London Distillery Company, London’s first whisky distillery since Lea Valley closed its doors for the final time over a century ago. Simon is British and is based in Houston, Texas in the United States.