Biographies of the Members of the Executive Committee

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Under the responsibility of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Committee oversees the Group’s management. In this capacity, it implements the strategic vision defined by the Board of Directors and authorizes related investments, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. As of September 1, 2016, the members of Total S.A.'s Executive Committee are as follows.

Patrick POUYANNE, Directeur Général
Born on June 24, 1963 (French).
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TOTAL S.A. Director of TOTAL S.A. since the Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting of May 29, 2015. Last renewal: the Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting of June 1, 2018 until 2021. Chairman of the Strategy & CSR 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 became Chief Executive Officer of TOTAL S.A. and Chairman of the Group’s Executive Committee. 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. Patrick Pouyanné thus became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TOTAL S.A.
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Arnaud Breuillac

A graduate of French engineering school École Centrale de Lyon, Arnaud Breuillac joined Total in 1982. He has held various positions in Exploration & Production, in France, Abu Dhabi, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Angola, and in Refining in France.

Between 2004 and 2006, he served as Vice President, Middle East Iran. In December 2006, he was appointed to Exploration & Production's Management Committee in his role as Senior Vice President, Continental Europe and Central Asia. He became Exploration & Production's Senior Vice President, Middle East in July 2010 and joined Total's Management Committee* on January 1, 2011. On January 1, 2014, Arnaud Breuillac was appointed as Total's President, Exploration & Production. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since October 1, 2014.

*Effective April 2015, the Management Committee has been replaced by the Group Performance Management Committee.


Patrick de La Chevardière, born in March 1957, is a graduate of École Centrale de Paris and École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC). He joined Total in 1982 and served as a drilling engineer with the Exploration & Production division until 1989. He then joined the Finance Division as a Project Manager, before he was appointed Vice President, Operations and Subsidiaries in 1995. He was appointed Vice President, Asia for Refining & Marketing in 2000, Deputy Chief Financial Officer in September 2003 and a member of the Management Committee* in January 2005. Patrick de La Chevardière has been Total’s Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Committee since June 2008.

*Effective April 2015, the Management Committee has been replaced by the Group Performance Management Committee.


Momar Nguer, 59, is a graduate of France's ESSEC business school. He began his career in 1982 in Hewlett Packard France's Finance Department and joined Total in 1984, serving in various downstream positions. He was named Vice President, Marketing at Total Sénégal in 1985 and appointed Vice President, Retail Network & Consumers of Total in Africa in 1991. In 1995, Momar Nguer became Chief Executive Officer of the marketing affiliate Total Cameroun and was subsequently named Chief Executive Officer of the marketing affiliate Total Kenya in 1997. In 2000, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Total East Africa & Indian Ocean in Total’s Refining & Marketing business. From 2007 to 2011, he was Vice President, Aviation Fuel at Total Refining & Marketing. Momar Nguer has been Senior Vice President, Africa and the Middle East at Total Marketing & Services since December 2011. He was appointed to the Group Performance Management Committee in January 2012, and Chairman of the Group Diversity Council on August 1, 2015. As of April 15, 2016, he was appointed President, Marketing & Services and member of Total's Executive Committee.


Bernard Pinatel is a graduate of École Polytechnique and Institut d'Études Politiques (IEP) in Paris, and holds an MBA from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD). He is also a statistician-economist (École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique – ENSAE). He began his career at Booz Allen & Hamilton, later joining Total in 1991, where he held a number of operational positions in plants and at the headquarters of affiliates, including Hutchinson and Coates Lorilleux. He subsequently served as Chief Executive Officer France and Chief Executive Officer Europe for Bostik from 2000 to 2006, before serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cray Valley from 2006 to 2009. He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bostik in 2010. While at Total, he was a member of the Group's Management Committee from 2011 and of the Refining & Chemicals Management Committee from 2012 to 2014.

In February 2015, when Bostik was acquired by Arkema, Bernard Pinatel became a member of that company's Executive Committee, in charge of the High Performance Materials business segment.

On September 1, 2016, he rejoined Total and was appointed President, Refining & Chemicals and member of Total's Executive Committee.

Philippe SAUQUET, directeur général Raffinage-Chimie.

Philippe Sauquet is a graduate of France's École Polytechnique and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées engineering schools and of the University of California, Berkeley in the United States. Philippe Sauquet began his career in 1981 as a civil engineer at the French Ministry of Infrastructure. He subsequently worked at the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance. He joined chemical company Orkem in 1988 as Vice President, Strategy before being appointed Senior Vice President, Acrylics Sales & Marketing. He moved to Total in 1990 as Vice President, Anti-Corrosion Paints and was subsequently named Vice President, Chemicals Strategy.

In 1997, Philippe Sauquet transferred to the Gas & Power Division, where he was successively Vice President, Americas; Vice President, International; Senior Vice President, Strategy & Renewables; and Senior Vice President, Trading & Marketing, Gas & Power, based in London. He was appointed President of Gas & Power on July 1, 2012, in which capacity he also sat on the Group Management Committee.

On October 29, 2014, Philippe Sauquet was named President, Refining & Chemicals and joined Totals' Executive Committee. On April 15, 2016, he was also appointed Interim President, New Energies.

On September 1, 2016, he was appointed President of the newly created Gas, Renewables & Power branch. He is also appointed President, Strategy-Innovation and member of Total's Executive Committee.

Namita SHAH

Namita Shah is a graduate of Delhi University, New Delhi and has a postgraduate degree in Law from the New York University School of Law, USA. She began her career as an Associate Attorney at Shearman & Sterling, a New York law firm, where she spent eight years providing advice and supervising transactions including those involving financing of pipeline and power plant companies. 

She joined Total SA in 2002 as a Legal Counsel in the Exploration & Production mergers and acquisitions team. In 2008 she joined the New Business team, where she was responsible for business development in Australia and Malaysia. She held this position until 2011, when she was appointed General Manager, Total E&P Myanmar. On July 1, 2014, she was named Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Exploration & Production.

On September 1, 2016, she was appointed President, People & Social Responsibility and member of Total's Executive Committee.

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