Total Appoints New Group Treasurer and New VP of Investor Relations
Effective September 1, 2009, Jérôme Schmitt, will be appointed Group Treasurer, succeeding Charles Paris de Bollardière. Jérôme Schmitt had been Vice-President Investor Relations since 2004.
He started his career in Asia before joining the Group's Finance Division in 1992.
He was first in charge of Finance Operations for Exploration & Production projects for the Asia North-Africa Zone and then for South America. He then joined the Upstream gas sector.
He was appointed Vice-President Gas Business Development for the Middle East-Central Asia Zone and subsequently for the South Asia and India Zones, based in Mumbai, India.
In 2000, he was appointed at the Mergers & Acquisition Division, in charge of Corporate M&A.
Jérôme Schmitt is 43 years old. He is a Civil Mining Engineer.
Additionally, Total announced that effective July 16, 2009, Bertrand de La Noue is appointed Vice-President, Investor Relations, succeeding Jérôme Schmitt.
Bertrand de La Noue had been President and Chief Executive Officer of Total Holdings USA, parent company for Total's activities in the United States, since 2004.
He started his carrier in Africa before joining the Group's Downstream sector in 1985 in the United Kingdom. He then joined Total Outre-Mer. In 1990, he was appointed Crude Oil Manager in Tokyo.
He joined the Investor Relations team for the first time in 1993. He was then appointed General Manager–Information and Planning of Total South Africa. In 1999, he became Chief Financial Officer of Total France.
Bertrand de La Noue is 47 years old. He is a graduate of French Business School HEC Paris and of the Executive Training Program (ETP) of the European Union in Japan.
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