Total Bolsters Executive Committee

Total Bolsters Executive Committee
Two people joined Total's executive committee last month.

Total revealed Monday that two people joined the company’s executive committee last month; Jean-Pierre Sbraire and Helle Kristoffersen.

Sbraire became the company’s chief financial officer, and a member of the committee, on August 1. Patrick de La Chevardiere, who has retired, was Total’s previous CFO.

Kristoffersen became president of strategy and innovation, and a member of the committee, on August 19. Philippe Sauquet, now focusing on his responsibilities as president of gas renewables and power, was the previous president of strategy and innovation at the company.

Sbraire began his career at Total in 1990 in the trading and shipping division. Kristoffersen joined Total in January 2011 as deputy senior vice president.

“Our diversity of backgrounds drives innovation and progress at Total, so I’m very pleased to welcome the new members to the executive committee, which now includes two women,” Patrick Pouyanne, Total’s chairman and CEO, said in a company statement.

Total set a target in late 2018 to have women account for more than 20 percent of the positions on business segment and large operational division management committees.

Total’s executive committee now consists of:

  • Patrick Pouyanne, chairman and chief executive officer.
  • Arnaud Breuillac, president of exploration and production.
  • Helle Kristoffersen, president of strategy and innovation.
  • Momar Nguer, president of marketing and services.
  • Bernard Pinatel, president of refining and chemicals. 
  • Philippe Sauquet, president of gas renewables and power.
  • Jean-Pierre Sbraire, chief financial officer.
  • Namita Shah, president of people and social responsibility.

Total, which describes itself as a major energy player, has 100,000 employees and is active in more than 130 countries, according to its website.

In March, Total announced the appointment of Ladislas Paszkiewicz as senior vice-president of investor relations and member of the group performance management committee.

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