Patrick Pouyanne

Patrick Pouyanne held various administrative positions in the Ministry of Industry and other cabinet positions (technical advisor to the Prime Minister in the fields of the Environment and Industry – Edouard Balladur – from 1993 to 1995, Cabinet Director for the Minister for Information and Aerospace Technologies – François Fillon – from 1995 to 1996) between 1989 and 1996. In January 1997, he joined Total’s Exploration & Production division, first as Chief Administrative Officer in Angola, before becoming Group representative in Qatar and President of the Exploration and Production subsidiary in that country in 1999. In August 2002, he was appointed President, Finance, Economy and IT for Exploration & Production. In January 2006, he became President, Strategy, Growth and Research in Exploration & Production and was appointed a member of the Group’s Management Committee in May 2006. In March 2011, Mr. Pouyanné was appointed Vice President, Chemicals, and Vice President, Petrochemicals. In January 2012, he became President, Refining & Chemicals and a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. In October 2014, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Total and President of the Group’s Executive Committee. In May 2015, he was appointed by the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting as director of TOTAL S.A. for a 3-year term. At its meeting on December 2015, the Board of Directors of Total appointed him as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Pouyanne therefore is now Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Group.
Bio last updated 13 Apr 2016

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