Total Appoints Jacques Marraud des Grottes to Management Committee
Jacques Marraud des Grottes, who was appointed Senior Vice President, Exploration & Production in Africa replacing Jean Privey on September 1, was named to Total's Management Committee on October 1.
Jacques Marraud des Grottes, 56, holds a Master’s Degree in law and a diploma from the ICG business school. He began his career with Airbus Industrie as an administrator and negotiator in the Contracts Department. He joined Elf Aquitaine in September 1982, where he held the position of Technical Contracts Engineer in France, then in Gabon. From 1988 to 1992, he led the Associations Division in Gabon. He returned to Paris in 1991 to head the Nigeria Delegation. In 1993, he was assigned to Angola as Deputy Managing Director, a position he held for four years before being named Managing Director of Trinidad and Tobago Exploration & Production subsidiaries in 1997. He headed Elf Gabon from 2001 to 2004, then served as Managing Director in Nigeria and was appointed Senior Vice President, E&P Africa in September 2008.
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