Patrick Pouyanné is Executive Vice President of Total and President of the Refining & Chemicals Division.
He is a Member of the Executive Committee and has been a member of the Group Management Committee since May 2006.
Mr. Pouyanné’s career has spanned French industry and government. In March 2011, he became Deputy General Manager of the Chemicals Branch and Deputy General Manager Petrochemicals for Total. Previously he was Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development, and R&D in Exploration & Production. Earlier with Exploration & Production he was Senior Vice President, Finance, Economics, and Information Systems and a Member of the E&P Management Committee. Prior to that, he was Group Representative and General Manager of Total E&P Qatar subsidiary. Mr. Pouyanné joined the Group in 1997 as General Secretary in Angola. Prior to 1997 he held several positions in the French Industry Ministry, at the Cabinet of the Prime Minister as Advisor for Environment and Industry, and as Chief of Staff of the Minister for Telecommunications and Information Technologies.
Mr. Pouyanné holds degrees from École Polytechnique and École des Mines de Paris.