- Patrick Pouyanné
Chairman & CEO, Total S.A. Business Circle
On October 22, 2014, Patrick Pouyanné was named Chief Executive Officer of Total by the Board of Directors, becoming President of the Executive Committee of Total at the same time. On December 16, 2015Total’s Board of Directors elected him as Chairman of the Board, following its decision to recombine the two roles of Chairman and CEO. He joined Total in January 1997 as Chief Administrative Officer of Total E&P Angola and became Group Representative in Qatar and CEO of Total E&P Qatar in 1999. In August 2002, he was named Senior Vice President, Finance, Economics and Information Systems in Exploration & Production. In January 2006, he became Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and R&D in Exploration & Production. Patrick Pouyanné has been a member of Total’s Management Committee since May 2006. In March 2011, he was appointed Senior Vice President, Chemicals and Senior Vice President, Petrochemicals. In January 2012, Patrick Pouyanné was appointed President, Refining & Chemicals and member of the Executive Committee. A graduate of École Polytechnique and an Engineer of the French Corps des Mines, Patrick Pouyanné held various positions in the French Industry Ministry and in ministerial offices from 1989 to 1996, including Environment and Industry Technical Advisor to the Prime Minister from 1993 to 1995 and Chief of Staff to the Information Technology and Space Minister from 1995 to 1996.