Desmarest, Thierry - from France
Country of meeting: in the year 1997-2010
Businessman. He is the current honorary chairman of Total. He was also Chief Executive Officer at Total from May 1995 until February 2007, when he was replaced by Christophe de Margerie.
In 1999, Desmarest had led the TotalFina oil company through the acquisition of a Belgium oil company, Petrofina, for $12 billion. In July 1999, Desmarest had also led the TotalFina enterprise through the acquisition of Elf Acquitaine for $44 billion. It was this procurement that raised TotalFina to the fourth largest oil company in the world.
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