Sysco announces the election of three new directors

HOUSTON, Dec. 17 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), the global leader in foodservice distribution, today announced that three new directors, Ali Dibadj, Jill M. Golder and Alison Kenney Paul, will join the board directors of the company from January 1, 2022, bringing the size of the board to 13 members. These new directors were appointed as part of the ongoing board refresh efforts and will be re-elected at Sysco’s next annual meeting of shareholders on November 18, 2022.

Edward D. Shirley, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sysco, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Ali, Jill and Alison to our Board of Directors. invaluable to Sysco as the company strives to achieve its customer-centric growth recipe strategy. “

Ali Dibadj, 46, is currently Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Head of Strategy at AllianceBernstein Holding LP (AB) since February 2021. Previously, he was Head of Finance and Head of Strategy at AB from April 2020 to February 2021, and in 2019, Mr. Dibadj co-led AB’s strategic committee to help senior management define the company’s strategic vision and action plan. He joined AB in 2006 as a senior research analyst, where he was ranked No.1 twelve times for his coverage of consumer companies. Prior to that, he spent nearly a decade in management consulting, most notably at McKinsey & Company. During his career of nearly 25 years, Mr. Dibadj has acquired a solid experience in the fields of finance and accounting, leadership, communications, investor relations, risk management, mergers. and acquisitions and strategy development.

Jill M. Golder, 59, most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. from June 2016 to December 2020. Previously, she held senior finance roles at Ruby Tuesday, Inc., in particular as executive vice-president and chief financial officer. from June 2014 to April 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Golder spent 23 years at Darden Restaurants, Inc., where she held increasingly responsible financial positions for several Darden brands including Senior Vice President of Finance for Olive Garden, Smokey Bones. , Group of specialty restaurants and Red Lobster. Ms. Golder is a qualified financial executive in the restaurant industry with extensive expertise in the areas of accounting, auditing, financial reporting, communications, investor relations, distribution, supply chain and risk management.

Alison kenney paul, 63, has been Managing Director of Global Alliances for Google Inc. since August 2021, leading a cross-functional team and go-to-market strategy for Alphabet’s Google Cloud business unit. Previously, she served Deloitte as Vice President and US Leader of the US Retail and Wholesale Distribution practice from August 2008 to June 2021, and as Senior Manager in the Consumer and Retail Industry. focusing on strategy and operations from 2002 to August 2008. Throughout her career in businesses and professional service firms, as well as start-ups and mid-term startups, Ms. Paul has developed an Extensive experience in executive leadership, finance, human resources, talent management, global operations, marketing, sales and merchandising, digital and cybersecurity strategy and technology development.

About Sysco
Sysco is the global leader in the sale, marketer and distribution of food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, accommodation facilities and other customers who prepare meals away from home. . Its product family also includes equipment and supplies for the restaurant and hotel industries. With more than 58,000 associates, the company operates 343 distribution facilities around the world and serves more than 650,000 customer sites. For the 2021 fiscal year which ended on July 3, 2021, the company generated revenues of more than $ 51 billion. Information on our CSR program, including Sysco’s 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, is available at www.sysco.com/csr2021report.

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