Total Announces Institutional, Media Relations Appointments
Total S.A. announced that Catherine Enck, who has been in charge of the company's media office since 2000, has been named Institutional Relations director. She will oversee Total's relations with nongovernmental and civil society organizations.
Total also announced that Isabelle Desmet will be in charge of the company's media relations effective July 16, 2007. Desmet joins the company from EADS, where she was the corporate communications director for France.
After graduating with a degree in biochemistry and genetics, Enck began her career in public relations and information at the French Ministry of Industry in 1980. After managing external relations with Universite Paris IX Dauphine from 1981, she joined Bull in 1985, where she headed the Media Relations Department until 1991. Then she was in charge of media relations at Paribas (1991) and Elf Aquitaine (1995) successively. She then spent two years as a project manager in Exploration & Production and Human Resources. Enck has headed Total's Media Relations Department since 2000.
With degrees in law and literature, Desmet began her career in 1985 as a press officer at the French National Assembly before moving to the Ministry of Industry, Postal Services, Telecommunications and Tourism in 1986. Beginning in 1988, she was in charge of media relations at Remy Cointreau, Seagram Universal, Club Mediterranee and BMW Rover France successively, before joining Smithkline Beecham France (Glaxo Smithkline France since 2001) in January 2000. She has been Head of Corporate Communications France for EADS since 2005.
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