General Management: Corporate Governance in Action

Patrick Pouyanné, directeur général de Total, dans son bureau. Patrick Pouyanné, directeur général de Total, dans son bureau.

Under the responsibility of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Committee oversees the Group’s management. A second body, the Group Performance Management Committee, examines, analyzes and monitors our HSE, financial and business performance.

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: A Key Governance Role

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer assumes the general management responsibilities for the Group. He chairs the Group's Executive Committee and Group Performance Management Committee and organizes and oversees the work of the Board of Directors. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer liaises between the Board of Directors and shareholders. 

The rules of procedure of Board of Directors detail the responsibilities and authority of Total S.A.'s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

The Executive Committee: Overseeing the Management of Total's businesses

The Executive Committee implements the strategic vision defined by the Board of Directors and authorizes related investments, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors for amounts exceeding 3% of shareholders' equity or notification of the Board for investments exceeding 1% of shareholders' equity.

Under the responsibility of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, as of September 1, 2016, the seven members of the Executive Committee are:

The Performance Management Committee: Overseeing Business Performance

The Group Performance Management Committee, examines, analyzes and oversees the HSE (Health, Safety and Environment), financial and business performance of the Group. It meets once a month.

In addition to the members of the Executive Committee, this Committee is composed of the heads of the Group's main business units, as well as a limited number of Senior Vice Presidents of functions at Group and business segment level.

The Senior Vice Presidents in charge of:

  • Communications.
  • Legal Affairs.
  • HSE.
  • Strategy and Climate.

The Senior Vice Presidents in charge of:

  • The Africa business unit.
  • The Americas business unit.
  • The Asia-Pacific business unit.
  • The Europe & Central Asia business unit.
  • The Middle East/North Africa business unit.
  • The Exploration.
  • A functional division designated by the Executive Committee: Corporate Affairs.

The Senior Vice Presidents in charge of:

  • Gas.
  • A functional division designated by the Executive Committee: Strategy and Corporate Affairs.

The Senior Vice Presidents in charge of:

  • Refining & Base Chemicals Europe business unit.
  • Refining & Petrochemicals Orient business unit.
  • The Polymers business unit.
  • Hutchinson.
  • A functional division designated by the Executive Committee: Corporate Affairs.

The Senior Vice President, Trading & Shipping.

The Senior Vice Presidents in charge of:

  • The Europe business unit.
  • The Africa business unit.
  • The Lubricants & Specialties business unit.
  • A functional division designated by the Executive Committee: Corporate Affairs.

The President, Total Global Services.