Patrick Pouyanné has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TOTAL S.A. since October 2014 and as Chairman of the Board since December 2015. Mr. Pouyanné also serves as President of the Executive Committee. In 2011, Mr. Pouyanné was appointed President of the Refining and Chemicals Division for TOTAL S.A. and joined the Executive Committee. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Pouyanné served in several senior management positions in the Upstream Exploration and Production Division, including Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development, and Research.
He was appointed Senior Vice President, Finance, Economics, and Information Systems in 2002. He served as the Group’s Representative in Qatar and as Managing Director of TotalFinaElf E&P Qatar in 1999. Mr. Pouyanné joined Elf Aquitaine Group in 1997 and held various management positions within Elf Exploration subsidiary in Angola. Prior to joining TOTAL group, Mr. Pouyanné worked in government as Director of the Cabinet of the Minister for Telecommunications and Information Technologies (1995‒96); as Technical Advisor for Environment and Industry in Prime Minister Edouard Balladur’s Cabinet (1993‒95), and as Deputy Regional Director of Industry, Environment, and Research at the Ministry of Industry (1992). Mr. Pouyanné is a graduate in engineering from the French École Polytechnique and École des Mines.