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Total SA

Total SA

Sector: Drilling Oil And Gas Wells Region: France


: | Milan Stock Exchange: TOT | London Stock Exchange: TTA | Frankfurt Stock Exchange: TOTB | Euronext Paris: FP | OTC Markets: TTFNF


Total SA is a multinational energy company that engages in all aspects of the petroleum industry. It operates in the following business segments: Upstream, Downstream and Chemicals. The Upstream segment involves the Exploration and Production division and the Gas and Power division. The Downstream segment deals with the Refining and Marketing division and the Trading and Shipping Division. The Chemicals segment is comprised of the Base Chemicals division and the Specialty Chemicals division. It products and services include service stations, fuels and bio-fuels, lubricants, liquefied petroleum gas, jet fuel, special fluids, bitumen, base petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and solar panels. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Courbevoie, France.

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Executives

Christophe de Margerie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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.
Thierry Desmarest, Honorary Chairman
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.

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