Effective June 1, Manoelle Lepoutre has been appointed Executive Vice President, Sustainable Development and Environment, succeeding Jean-Michel Gires.
As Vice President, R&D at Total Exploration & Production since 2004 and until her recent nomination, Ms. Lepoutre has managed all of the programs designed to secure the technologies and capabilities required for future oil and gas exploration, production and development. In particular, she ensured that these programs addressed the full range of technical, business and environmental issues in E&P operations.
Ms. Lepoutre is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Geologie de Nancy (ENSG) school of geology and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Petroles et des Moteurs (ENSPM) engineering school, part of the French Petroleum Institute (IFP). Besides, Ms. Lepoutre sits on various Boards of Directors, including French ocean research institute IFREMER, Earth physics institute Institut de Physique du Globe, Total E&P Norge, and Fondation Villette-Entreprises, which fosters cooperation between business and the La Villette science center in Paris. She is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the French Geological and Mining Research Bureau (BRGM).
She joined the Group in 1982, holding a variety of R&D and exploration positions in the Exploration & Production business. She subsequently held senior exploration positions in France and the Netherlands. In 1998, Ms. Lepoutre was appointed Vice President, Exploration in Norway. In 2000, she transferred to Total USA as Vice President, Geosciences.
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