Biographies of the Members of our Board of Directors

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The Board of Directors defines the Group's strategic vision, assisted by four specialized committees: the Audit Committee, the Governance & Ethics Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Strategic Committee. It is composed of 12 directors and its membership offers a diverse and synergistic range of experience, nationalities and cultures. As of May 24, 2016, the members of Total S.A.'s Board of Directors are as follows.

Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Born on June 24, 1963 (French).
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TOTAL S.A. Director of TOTAL S.A. since May 29, 2015 until 2018. Chairman of the Strategic Committee. 
 
Main function: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TOTAL S.A.*
 
A graduate of École Polytechnique and a Chief Engineer of France’s Corps des Mines, Mr. Pouyanné held, between 1989 and 1996, various administrative positions in the Ministry of Industry and other cabinet positions (technical advisor to the Prime Minister – Édouard Balladur – in the fields of the Environment and Industry from 1993 to 1995, Chief of staff for the Minister for Information and Aerospace Technologies – François Fillon – from 1995 to 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 Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and R&D in Exploration & Production and was appointed a member of the Group’s Management Committee in May 2006. In March 2011, Mr. Pouyanné was appointed Deputy General Manager, Chemicals, and Deputy General Manager, Petrochemicals. In January 2012, he became President, Refining & Chemicals and a member of the Group’s Executive Committee.
 
On October 22, 2014, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of TOTAL. On May 29, 2015, he was appointed by the Annual
Shareholders’ Meeting as director of TOTAL S.A. for a three-year term. At its meeting on December 16, 2015, the Board of Directors of TOTAL appointed him as Chairman of the Board of Directors as of December 19, 2015 for the remainder of his term of office as director. Mr. Pouyanné is therefore now Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Patrick Artus, Independent director
Born on October 14, 1951 (French).
Director of TOTAL S.A. since 2009. Last renewal: May 29, 2015 until 2018. Independent director. Member of the Audit Committee and the Strategic Committee.
 
Main function: Head of the research department and member of the Executive Committee of Natixis
 
A graduate of École Polytechnique, École Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Économique (ENSAE) and Institut d’études politiques de Paris, Mr. Artus began his career at INSEE (the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies) where his work included economic forecasting and modeling. He then worked at the Economics Department of the OECD (1980), later becoming the Head of Research at the ENSAE from 1982 to 1985. He was scientific advisor at the research department of the Banque de France, before joining the Natixis Group as the head of the research department, and has been a member of its Executive Committee since May 2013. He is an associate professor at the University of Paris I, Sorbonne. He is also a member of the Cercle des Économistes.
Patricia Barbizet, Independent director and Lead Independent Director
Born on April 17, 1955 (French).
Director of TOTAL S.A. since 2008. Last renewal: May 16, 2014 until 2017. Independent director. Lead Independent Director, Chairwoman of the Governance and Ethics Committee, member of the Compensation Committee and Strategic Committee.
 
Main function: Chief Executive Officer of Artémis
 
A graduate of École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris in 1976, Ms. Barbizet started her career in the Treasury division of Renault Véhicules Industriels, and then as CFO of Renault Crédit International (1984-1989). In 1989, Ms. Barbizet joined the group of François Pinault as CFO. Then appointed as Deputy Director of Finance and Communication of Pinault-CFAO, she participated, in 1992, in the creation of Artémis, of which she was also appointed CEO. Ms. Barbizet is Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the group Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, which has become Kering in 2013. Ms. Barbizet has been Chairwoman of the Board of Christie’s from 2002 to 2016, and CEO of the auction house from 2014 to 2016, while maintaining her role of Chairwoman. She has served as Director of the Boards of Bouygues, Air France-KLM and PSA Peugeot-Citroën. She has been Chairwoman of the Investment Committee of the Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement (FSI) from 2008 to 2013.
Marc Blanc, director representing employees
Born on December 7, 1954 (French).
Director representing employees of TOTAL S.A. as of November 4, 2014 until 2017. Member of the Strategic Committee. 
 
Main function: Group Employee
 
After joining the Group in 1980 as a refinery operator at the Grandpuits Refinery, Mr. Blanc has, since 1983, exercised a number of trade union functions, in particular as Secretary of the European Elf Aquitaine Committee and then at TOTAL S.A. from 1991 to 2005. From 1995 to 1997, he worked as Secretary General of the CFDT Seine-et-Marne trade union for the Chemicals industry (Syndicat Chimie CFDT), and then, from 1997 to 2001, as Deputy Secretary General of the CFDT trade union for the power and Chemicals industries in the Île-de-France region (Syndicat Énergie Chimie, SECIF), where he became Secretary General in 2001 and continued in this role until 2005. Subsequently, from 2005 to 2012, Mr. Blanc acted as Federal Secretary of the CFDT chemical and power industry federation (Fédération Chimie Énergie) where he was responsible first for industrial policy and then for Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, international affairs (excluding Europe), and the oil and chemicals sectors. From 2009 to 2014, he was Director of the Chemicals and Power Industry Research and Training Institute (IDEFORCE association) as well as Advisor to the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (Conseil Économique, Social et Environnemental, CESE) where he sat as a member of the Economic and Finance section as well as of the Environment section. In particular, he was responsible for submitting a report on the societal challenges of biodiversity (La biodiversité, relever le défi sociétal) in June 2011, and was the co-author with Alain Bougrain-Dubourg of a follow-up opinion entitled “Acting for Biodiversity” (Agir pour la Biodiversité) submitted in 2013. Mr. Blanc was also a member of the CESE’s temporary Committee on the “annual report on the state of France” in October 2013.
 
Marie-Christine Coisne-Roquette, independent director
Born on November 4, 1956 (French).
Director of TOTAL S.A. since 2011. Last renewal: May 16, 2014 until 2017. Independent director. Chairwoman of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee.
 
Main function: Chairwoman of Sonepar S.A.S.
 
Ms. Coisne-Roquette has a Bachelor’s Degree in English. A lawyer by training, with a French Masters’ in Law and a Specialized Law Certificate from the New York bar, she started a career as an attorney in 1981 at the Paris and New York bars, as an associate of Cabinet Sonier & Associés in Paris. In 1984, she joined the Board of Sonepar as a director and gave up her law career in 1988 to work full time for the family group. As Chairwoman of the family holding company, Colam Entreprendre, and later of the Sonepar Supervisory Board, she consolidated family ownership, reorganized the Group structures and reinforced the shareholders’ Group to sustain its growth strategy. Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Sonepar as of 2002, and then Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Marie-Christine Coisne-Roquette became Chairwoman of Sonepar S.A.S. on May 27, 2016. At the same time, she heads Colam Entreprendre as its Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer. Formerly a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), she served the MEDEF (France’s main employers’ association) as Executive Committee member for 13 years and was Chairwoman of its Tax Commission from 2005 to 2013. She was a member of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council from 2013 and 2015 and is currently a Director of TOTAL S.A.
Paul Desmarais Jr., director
Born on July 3, 1954 (Canadian).
Director of TOTAL S.A. since 2002. Last renewal: May 16, 2014 until 2017.
 
Main function: Chairman of the Board & Co-Chief Executive Officer of Power Corporation of Canada*
 
A graduate of McGill University in Montreal and Institut européen d’administration des affaires (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, Mr. Desmarais was first appointed as Vice President (1984), and then as President and Chief Operating Officer (1986), Executive Vice Chairman of the Board (1989), Executive Chairman of the Board (1990), Chairman of the Executive Committee (2006) and Executive Co-Chairman of the Board (2008) of Power Financial Corporation, a company he helped found in 1984. Since 1996, he has also served as Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Power Corporation of Canada.
Maria van der Hoeven, independent director
Born on September 13, 1949 (Dutch).
Director of TOTAL S.A. since 2016 until 2019. Independent director.
 
Main function: Independent director
 
Ms. van der Hoeven, after a teaching training, was a professor in economic sciences and administration then a school counselor. She was then Executive Director of the Administrative Center for vocational training for adults in Maastricht for seven years and then Director of the technologic Center of Limbourg. She was member of the Dutch Parliament, served as Minister of Education, Culture and Science from 2002 to 2007, and was Minister of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands from 2007 to 2010. Ms. van der Hoeven then served as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) from September 2011 to August 2015. During this period, she contributed to increasing the number of members of the Agency and emphasized the close link between climate and energy policy. In October 2015, Ms. van der Hoeven joined the Board de Trustees of Rocky Mountain Institute (USA) and in September 2016, member of the supervisory board of Innogy SE* (Germany).
Anne-Marie Idrac, independent director
Born on July 27, 1951 (French).
Director of TOTAL S.A. since 2012. Last renewal: May 29, 2015 until 2018. Independent director. Member of the Governance and Ethics Committee.
 
Main function: Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport
 
A graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and formerly a student at École Nationale d’Administration (ENA -1974), Ms. Idrac began her career holding various positions as a senior civil servant at the Ministry of Infrastructure (Ministère de l’Équipement) in the fields of environment, housing, urban planning and transportation. She served as Executive Director of the public institution in charge of the development of Cergy-Pontoise (Établissement public d’Aménagement de Cergy-Pontoise) from 1990 to 1993 and Director of land transport from 1993 to 1995. Ms. Idrac was State Secretary for Transport from May 1995 to June 1997, elected member of Parliament for Yvelines from 1997 to 2002, regional councilor for Île-de-France from 1998 to 2002 and State Secretary for Foreign Trade from March 2008 to November 2010. She also served as Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of RATP from 2002 to 2006 and then as Chairwoman of SNCF from 2006 to 2008.
Barbara Kux, independent director
Born on February 26, 1954 (Swiss).
Director of TOTAL S.A. since 2011. Last renewal: May 16, 2014 until 2017. Independent director. Member of the Governance and Ethics Committee and the Strategic Committee.
 
Main function: Independent director
 
Holder of an MBA (with honors) from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, Ms. Kux joined McKinsey & Company in 1984 as a Management Consultant, where she was responsible for strategic assignments for international groups. After serving as manager for development of emerging markets at ABB and then at Nestlé between 1989 and 1999, she was appointed Executive Director of Ford in Europe from 1999 to 2003. In 2003, Ms. Kux became a member of the Executive Committee of the Philips group and, starting in 2005, was in charge of the supply chain and Sustainable Development. From 2008 to 2013, she was a member of the Executive Board of Siemens AG, a global leader in high technology present in the energy and renewable energy sector. She was responsible for Sustainable Development and the supply chain of the group.
Since 2013, she has been a director of various world-class international companies and is also a member of the Advisory Board of INSEAD. In 2016, she has been appointed by the European Commission to the newly established high level Decarbonisation Pathways Panel.
Gérard Lamarche, independent director
 
Born on July 15, 1961 (Belgian).
Director of TOTAL S.A. since 2012. Last renewal: May 24, 2016 until 2019. Independent director. Chairman of the Compensation Committee and member of the Audit Committee. 
 
Main function: Deputy Managing Director of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert*
 
Mr. Lamarche graduated in economic science from Louvain-La-Neuve University and is also a graduate of INSEAD business school (Advanced Management Program for Suez Group Executives). He also attended the Global Leadership Series training course at the Wharton International Forum in 1998-99. He started his career at Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Belgium in 1983, before becoming a consultant in mergers and acquisitions in the Netherlands in 1987. In 1988, Mr. Lamarche joined Société Générale de Belgique as an investment manager. He was promoted to the position of management controller in 1989 before becoming a consultant in strategic operations from 1992 to 1995. He joined Compagnie Financière de Suez as a project manager for the Chairman and Secretary of the Executive Committee (1995-1997), before being appointed as the acting Managing Director in charge of Planning, Management Control and Accounts. In 2000, Mr. Lamarche moved to NALCO (the American subsidiary of the Suez group and the world leader in the treatment of industrial water) as Director and Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Suez group in 2003. In April 2011, Mr. Lamarche became a director on the Board of Directors of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL). He has been the Deputy Managing Director since January 2012. Mr. Lamarche is currently a director of LafargeHolcim Ltd (Switzerland), TOTAL S.A. and SGS S.A.
Jean Lemierre, independent director
Born on June 26, 1950 (French).
Director of TOTAL S.A. since 2016 until 2019. Independent director.
 
Main function: Chairman of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas*
 
Mr. Lemierre is a graduate of the Institut d’études politiques de Paris and the École Nationale d’Administration; he also has a law degree. Mr. Lemierre held various positions at the French tax authority, including as Head of the fiscal legislation department and Director-General of Taxes. He was then appointed as Cabinet Director at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance before becoming Director of the French Treasury in October 1995. Between 2000 and 2008, he was President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He became an advisor to the Chairman of BNP Paribas in 2008 and has been Chairman of BNP Paribas since December 1, 2014. 
 
During his career, Mr. Lemierre has also been a member of the European Monetary Committee (1995-1998), Chairman of the European Union Economic and Financial Committee (1999-2000) and Chairman of the Paris Club (1999-2000). He then became a member of the International Advisory Council of China Investment Corporation (CIC) and the International Advisory Council of China Development Bank (CDB). He is currently Chairman of the Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII), and a member of the Institute of International Finance (IIF).
Renata Perycz, director representing employee shareholders
Born on November 05, 1963 (Polish).
Director representing employee shareholders of TOTAL S.A. since 2016 until 2019.
 
Main function: Human Resources and Internal Communications Director of Total Polska sp. z.o.o.

Ms. Perycz is a graduate of the University of Warsaw, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) and the SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Ms. Perycz entered the Group in 1993 as a logistics and sales manager for Total Polska. In 2000, she became a supplies and logistics manager before becoming head of the subsidiary’s purchasing department in 2003. In 2007, she became Total Polska sp. z.o.o.’s Human Resources and Purchasing director. Since 2013, Ms. Perycz has been the subsidiary’s Human Resources and Internal Communications director. She has also been an elected member, representing unit-holders, of the Supervisory Board of FCPE Total Actionnariat International Capitalisation since 2012.

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