Total Names Guilbaud to Executive Committee

Jean-Jacques Guilbaud, Total's President of Human Resources and Corporate Communications, has been appointed to the company's Executive Committee.

Christophe de Margerie, Total's Chief Executive Officer, said: "The increasing technological complexity of our projects, the expertise required from our teams in all the countries where we operate and open dialogue with all of our stakeholders mean that human resources and corporate communications are critical to our growth and future successes."

Guilbaud, 54, has an undergraduate degree in sociology and a post-graduate degree in public law. He joined Total in 1981 as a legal advisor specializing in labor law, was appointed head of labor relations in 1985 and head of the direction of the real-estate in 1991. After successive positions as assistant manager of the Normandy Refinery (1994) and Vice President of Human Resources (1996), he became President of Human Resources and Corporate Communications and was appointed as a member of the Group Management Committee for Total in April 1998, for TotalFina in 1999, for TotalFinaElf in 2000 and for Total in 2003.

Total's Executive Committee now comprises the following members:

--Christophe de Margerie, Chairman (Chief Executive Officer of Total)
--Francois Cornelis, Vice Chairman (President of Chemicals)
--Michel Benezit (President of Refining & Marketing)
--Robert Castaigne (Chief Financial Officer)
--Yves-Louis Darricarrere (President of Exploration & Production)
--Jean-Jacques Guilbaud (President of Human Resources and Corporate Communications)
--Bruno Weymuller (President of Strategy & Risk Assessment)