Mr. Patrick Pouyanné is a graduate of École Polytechnique and a Chief Engineer of France’s Corps des Mines. Between 1989 and 1996, he held various administrative positions in the Ministry of Industry and other cabinet positions (technical advisor to the Prime Minister in the fields of the Environment and Industry – Édouard Balladur – 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 President, Strategy, Growth and Research in Exploration & Production and was appointed a member of the Group’s Management Committee in May 2006. In March 2011, Mr. Pouyanné was appointed Vice-President, Chemicals, and Vice-President, 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 and President of the Group’s Executive Committee. On May 29, 2015, the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting appointed him a director of Total SA for a three-year term. At its meeting on December 16, 2015, Total’s Board of Directors appointed him as its Chairman from December 19, 2015 for the remainder of his term of office as director. Mr. Patrick Pouyanné is now Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total. Mr. Patrick Pouyanné has been a director of Capgemini SE since May 10, 2017 and a member of the Strategy & Investment Committee since September 1, 2017.
He brings to the Board of Directors of Capgemini his expertise in macroeconomic and geopolitic issues and his experience in managing a leading international energy group, a sector where new technologies play an essential role.
Mr. Patrick Pouyanné has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total SA since December 2015. He has been a Director of Total SA since May 2015 and is Chairman of the Strategy & CSR Committee.