Sodexo’s Eleftheriou awarded MBE

Sodexo has announced that its contract director, Tony Eleftheriou, has been awarded a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2022 New Year Honours list, for services to the British military in Cyprus. He joined the team in Cyprus in 2003 as operations manager and has held numerous positions over the years before being appointed contract director in 2018.

Over the years, Eleftheriou and his team have provided valuable support with operations such as Op Shader and the provision of humanitarian aid of food, water and shelter to refugees who landed on beaches at RAF Akrotiri. More recently, he has led his team with considerable empathy throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I am honoured to receive an MBE,” said Eleftheriou. “It is very much a team award, as I could not have achieved it without the determination, commitment and hard work of all those that work with me.”

Paul Anstey, CEO government for Sodexo UK and Ireland, added: “We are immensely proud of Tony. He is an exceptional leader and has worked tirelessly over the years to provide excellence and compassion in sometimes challenging and unexpected situations. It is testament to the respect he has earned for his outstanding commitment and hard work that he’s been recognised with this honour.”

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