Pouyanné, Patrick - from France
Country of meeting: in the year 2016
Chairman and CEO of Total. In 2000 Total absorbed Elf and Pouyanné kept his position in this new French conglomerate that joined the ten most important petroleum groups in the world. In 2002 he became Total's senior vice president of the exploration production department in charge of the finance, economics and information systems and then in charge of strategy business development and R&D in 2006. In May 2006 he joined Total's management committee, and was named deputy general manager of the refining and chemistry department in 2011. He joined Total's executive committee and was named president of the refining chemicals department in 2012.
In October 2014, following the death of Christophe de Margerie, CEO of the group, it was decided to separate the functions of "president of the board of directors" and "executive director". Pouyanné was appointed CEO and president of the executive committee, while Thierry Desmarest, then honorary president, was recalled for the position of temporary president. In May 2015, he was elected as a member of the board of directors of Total. In December Pouyanné was appointed chairman and CEO of Total, combining both roles.
Activities in the Orangization:
International Advisory Council, Member