Biographies of the members of the Board of Directors
Directors are appointed by the shareholders for a three-year term. The Board of Directors appoints its Chairman among its members.
Membership of the Board of Directors of Total S.A. from its meeting on January 12, 2012
Born on August 6, 1951 (French)
Mr. de Margerie joined the Group after graduating from the École Supérieure de Commerce in Paris in 1974. He served in several positions in the Group’s Finance Department and Exploration & Production division. He became President of Total Middle East in 1995 before joining the Group’s Executive Committee as the President of the Exploration & Production division in May 1999. He then became Senior Executive Vice President of Exploration & Production of the new TotalFinaElf group in 2000. In January 2002 he became President of the Exploration & Production division of Total. He was appointed a member of the Board of Directors by the Shareholders’ Meeting held on May 12, 2006 and became Chief Executive Officer of Total on February 14, 2007. He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total on May 21, 2010.
Born on December 18, 1945 (French)
A graduate of the École Polytechnique and an engineer member of France's Corps des Mines, Mr. Desmarest served as Director of Mines and Geology in New Caledonia, then as technical advisor at the Offices of the Minister of Industry and the Minister of Economy. He joined Total in 1981, where he held various management positions, then served as President of Exploration & Production division until 1995. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total from May 1995 until February 2007, and then as Chairman of the Board of Total until May 21, 2010. He was appointed Honorary Chairman of Total and Chairman on the Total Foundation on May 21, 2010.
Born on October 14, 1951 (French)
A graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique, the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration de l’Economie (ENSAE) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Mr. Artus began his career at the INSEE (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 adviser at the Research Department of the Banque de France, before joining the Natixis Group as the Head of the Research Department. He is a professor at the Ecole Polytechnique and associate professor at the University of Paris I, Sorbonne. He is also a member of the council of economic advisors to the French Prime Minister and of the French National Economic Commission.
Born on April 17, 1955 (French)
A graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris in 1976, Mrs. Barbizet started her career in the Renault Group as the Treasurer of Renault Véhicules Industriels and Chief Financial Officer of Renault Crédit International. She joined the Pinault group in 1989 as the Chief Financial Officer and then served as the Chief Executive Officer of Financière Pinault. Since 2005, she has been the Vice Chairman of the PPR Board of Directors and Chairman of Christie’s.
Born on April 12, 1950 (Swedish)
Graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics with an MBA grade in Economics and Business Administration, Mr. Brock held various international positions at Tetra Pak. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Alfa Laval from 1992 to 1994 and as Chief Executive Officer of Tetra Pak from 1994 to 2000. He was then appointed Chief Executive Officer of Thule International from 2001 to 2002, then Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Copco AB from 2002 to 2009. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Stora Enso Oy.
Born on November 17, 1956 (French)
Director representing employee shareholders
M Clément joined the Group in February 1977 and started his career at Compagnie Française de Raffinage which offered him professional training. He held various positions at the Refining Manufacturing Department in French and African refineries (Gabon, Cameroon). He is currently Manager of the Refining Manufacturing Methods at the Refining Manufacturing Division. M. Clément is an elected member of the Supervisory Board of the “Total Actionnariat France” collective investment fund.
Born on November 4, 1956 (French)
Ms. Marie-Christine Coisne, maiden name Coisne, is a French citizen with degrees in Law and English from the University of Paris X-Nanterre. She was registered in 1980 at the Bars of New York and Paris and she was an international lawyer between 1980 and 1988. In 1988, she joined the family-owned group, SONEPAR. From 1988 to 1998 while insuring the management of the family holding company, Colam Entreprendre, she exercised several managerial functions in SONEPAR’s operational departments. She became Chairman of the Board of Directors of SONEPAR S.A. in 1998 and has been its Chairman and CEO since 2002. Being a member of the Executive Board of MEDEF (Mouvement des Entreprises de France) since 2000, Ms. Coisne-Roquette has chaired its Tax Committee since 2005.
Born on August 14, 1942 (French)
A graduate of the École Polytechnique and an engineer member of France's engineering Corps des Mines, Mr. Collomb held a number of positions within the Ministry of Industry and other Ministers’ Offices from 1966 to 1975. He joined the Lafarge group in 1975, where he served in various management positions. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge from 1989 to 2003, then as Chairman of the Lafarge Board of Directors from 2003 to 2007 and as the honorary President since then. He is also Chairman of the Institut des Hautes Etudes pour la Science et la Technologie (IHEST) and the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI).
Born on July 3, 1954 (Canadian)
A graduate of McGill University in Montreal and INSEAD in Fontainebleau, Mr. Desmarais was elected Vice Chairman (1984) then Chairman of the Board (1990) of Corporation Financière Power, a company he helped to found. Since 1996, he has served as Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Power Corporation of Canada.
Born on July 27, 1951 (French).
Independent director. A graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and formerly a student at the 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 development authority of 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 Ile-de-France from 1998 to 2002, and State Secretary for Foreign Trade from March 2008 to November 2010. She also served as Chairperson-CEO of RATP from 2002 to 2006 and then as Chairperson of SNCF from 2006 to 2008.
Born on February 26, 1954 (Swiss)
Ms. Barbara Kux is a Swiss citizen with an MBA with distinction from INSEAD (European Institute for Business Administration) at Fontainebleau. She joined McKinsey & Company in 1984 as a management consultant and was responsible for strategic assignments for worldwide groups. After being responsible for the development of emerging markets at ABB and then at Nestlé between 1989 and 1999, she was then Executive Director for Ford Motor Company in Europe from 1999 to 2003. In 2003 Ms. Kux became a member of the management board of the Philips Group and was responsible, as of 2005, for sustainable development. Since 2008, she has been a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG. Ms. Kux is also Head of Supply Chain Management and Chief Sustainability Officer of the Siemens group.
Born on July 15, 1961 (Belgium)
Gérard Lamarche graduated from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve with a Bachelor’s degree in Economic Science and a specialisation in Business Administration and Management. He also completed the Advanced Management Program for Suez Group Executives at the INSEAD Business School and took part in the 1998-99 Wharton International Forum, Global Leadership Series. He began his professional career in 1983 with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Belgium, and became M&A Consultant in the Netherlands in 1987. In 1988, he joined the Venture Capital Department of Société Générale de Belgique as Investment Manager. He was promoted to Controller in 1989, and in 1992 was appointed Advisor to the Director of Strategic Planning. He became Special Projects Advisor to the President and Secretary of the Suez Board of Directors (1995-1997) and participated in the merger between Compagnie de Suez and Lyonnaise des Eaux (1997); he was later appointed the new Group's Senior Vice President in charge of Planning, Control and Accounts Management. In July 2000, Gérard Lamarche joined NALCO (American subsidiary of the Suez Group and world leader in industrial water treatment) as Director, Senior Executive Vice President and CFO. He was appointed Senior Executive Vice President – Finance (CFO) of the Suez Group in March 2004, becoming Executive Vice President, CFO of GDF SUEZ, and member of the Management and Executive Committees of the GDF SUEZ Group in July 2008. On April 12, 2011, Gerard Lamarche was appointed Director of the Board of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert Since January 2012, he held the position of Managing Director.
Born on April 2, 1959 (French)
A graduate of the École Normale Supérieure with a PhD in physical sciences and Chief Engineer member of France's engineering Corps des Mines and, Mrs. Lauvergeon held various positions in the industry sector before she was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the President of the Republic in 1990. She joined Lazard Frères et Cie as Managing Partner in 1995. From 1997 to 1999 she was Executive Vice Chairman and member of the Executive Committee of Alcatel, in charge of industrial partnerships. Mrs. Anne Lauvergeon served as Chairman of the Management Board of AREVA from July 2001 to June 2011 and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Areva NC (formerly Cogema) from June 1999 to June 2011.
Born on January 9, 1942 (French)
A graduate of the École Polytechnique and a General Engineer member of France's engineering school Corps des Mines, Mr. Mandil served as a Mining Engineer in the Lorraine and Bretagne regions. He then served as a Project Manager at the Délégation de l’Aménagement du Territoire et de l’Action Régionale (City and Department planning/DATAR) and as the Interdepartmental Head of Industry and Research and regional delegate of ANVAR. From 1981 to 1982, he served as the technical advisor at the Office of the Prime Minister, in charge of the industry, energy and research sectors. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer, then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Institut de Développement Industriel (Industry Development Institute) until 1988. He was Chief Executive Officer of Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM) from 1988 to 1990. From 1990 to 1998, Mr. Mandil was Chief Executive Officer for Energy and Commodities at the French Ministry of Industry and the first representative for France at the Management Board of the Energy International Agency (EIA) Executive Committee. He served as the Chairman of the EIA in 1997 and 1998. In 1998, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Gaz de France and, in April 2000, Chairman of the Institut Français du Pétrole (French Institute of Oil). From 2003 to 2007, he was the Executive Director of the EIA.
Born on January 23, 1942 (French)
Honorary Inspector General of Finance, Mr. Pébereau held various positions in the Ministry of Economy and Finance, before serving, from 1982 to 1993, as Chief Executive Officer and then as Chairman and CEO of Crédit Commercial de France (CCF). He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BNP then BNP Paribas from 1993 to 2003, and is currently Chairman of the Board of BNP Paribas. He has also been Chairman of the European Financial Round Table (EFRT) since 2009.