Under the responsibility of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Committee is the primary decision-making body of the Group. 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: the primary decision-making body for the management of Total's businesses
The Executive Committee implements the strategic orientations 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, since January 1, 2020, the eight members of the Executive Committee are:
- Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
- Arnaud Breuillac, President, Exploration & Production.
- Helle Kristoffersen, President, Strategy & Innovation.
- Bernard Pinatel, President, Refining & Chemicals.
- Philippe Sauquet, President, Gas, Renewables & Power.
- Jean-Pierre Sbraire, Chief Financial Officer.
- Namita Shah, President, People & Social Responsibility.
- Alexis Vovk, President, Marketing & Services
The Performance Management Committee: Steering Business Performance
The Group Performance Management Committee examines, analyzes and manages Total's HSE (Health, Safety and Environment), financial and business performance. 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.