Under the responsibility of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Committee is the decision-making body of TotalEnergies. It implements the strategic orientations defined by the Board of Directors and authorizes related investments or divestments in accordance with the internal governance rules, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors for the investments or divestments involving amounts exceeding 3% of shareholders' equity. Since September 1, 2021, the members of Executive Committee are as follows.
Born on June 24, 1963 (French).
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Director since the Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting of May 29, 2015. Last reappointment: the Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting on May 28, 2021 until 2024. Chairman of the Strategy & CSR Committee.
Main function: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
A graduate of École Polytechnique and a Chief Engineer of France’s Corps des Mines, Mr. Pouyanné held, between 1989 and 1996, various administrative positions in the French Ministry of Industry and other cabinet positions (technical advisor to the Prime Minister – Édouard Balladur – in the fields of the Environment and Industry from 1993 to 1995, Chief of Staff for the Minister for Information and Aerospace Technologies – François Fillon – from 1995 to 1996). In January 1997, he joined TotalEnergies’ Exploration & Production division, first as Chief Administrative Officer in Angola, before becoming Company representative in Qatar and President of the Exploration and Production subsidiary in that country in 1999. In August 2002, he was appointed President, Finance, Economy and IT for Exploration & Production. In January 2006, he became Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and R&D in Exploration & Production and was appointed a member of the Company’s Management Committee in May 2006. In March 2011, Mr. Pouyanné was appointed Deputy General Manager, Chemicals, and Deputy General Manager, Petrochemicals. In January 2012, he became President, Refining & Chemicals and a member of the Company’s Executive Committee.
On October 22, 2014, he became Chief Executive Officer of TOTAL S.A. and Chairman of the Company’s Executive Committee. On May 29, 2015, he was appointed by the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting as director for a three-year term. The Board of Directors appointed him as Chairman of the Board of Directors as of December 19, 2015. Mr. Pouyanné thus became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Following the renewal of Mr. Pouyanné's directorship at the Shareholders' Meeting on June 1, 2018 and then on May 28, 2021 for a three-year period, the Board of Directors renewed Mr. Pouyanné's term of office as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for a period equal to that of his directorship.
Mr. Pouyanné is thus the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies SE.
Mr. Pouyanné has also been the Chairman of the Alliance pour l’Education - United Way association since June 2018, having accepted this office as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation. In addition, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Capgemini (since May 2017), of the Board of Directors of Ecole Polytechnique (since September 2018), of the Institut Polytechnique of Paris (since September 2019) and of the Association Française des Entreprises Privées (French Association of private companies) (since 2014), of the Institut du Monde Arabe (since 2017) and of the foundation La France s’engage (since 2017).
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Born on April 13, 1964 (French and Danish)
Member of Executive Committee since August 19, 2019.
Helle Kristoffersen began her career in 1989 at the investment bank Lazard Frères. In 1991, she moved to the transportation and logistics company Bolloré. In 1994, she joined Alcatel, where she continued her career until 2010. She served as Alcatel’s and then Alcatel-Lucent’s Senior Vice President, Strategy.
Helle Kristoffersen joined TotalEnergies in January 2011 as Deputy Senior Vice President and then Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Intelligence. On September 1, 2016, she became Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Affairs, in Gas, Renewables & Power.
In 2019, she was appointed President, Strategy & Innovation and a TotalEnergies Executive Committee member.
On September 1, 2021, she was appointed President, Strategy & Sustainability and member of the Executive Committee.
A dual Danish and French national, Helle Kristoffersen is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure and the Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance (ENSAE) and holds a master's degree in econometrics from Université Paris 1. She is an alumna of the Institute for Higher National Defense Studies (IHEDN) and a Knight of the Legion of Honor.
Born on February 17, 1973, (French).
Member of the Executive Committee since March 1, 2021.
A graduate of the École Polytechnique (1994) and the École des Mines in Paris (1997).
After serving as Energy Advisor to the French Finance Minister (2002-2004), Stéphane Michel joined the Company in 2005, working as Business Development Manager for the Downstream Asia division, based in Singapore.
In 2008, Stéphane Michel, is appointed TotalEnergies E&P Qatar JV Business Development Manager and in 2010 Managing Director of TotalEnergies E&P Libya.
In 2011, he became TotalEnergies E&P Qatar Managing Director and on April 1, 2014, the E&P Senior Vice President Middle East/North Africa and a Member of the Management Committee of the Exploration and Production segment.
On March 1, 2021, Stéphane Michel is appointed President of Gas, Renewables and Power segment and a member of the Executive Committee.
Born on June 5, 1962 (French).
Member of Executive Committee since September 1, 2016.
Bernard Pinatel is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the Institut d’Études Politiques (IEP) de Paris and has an MBA from the Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD). He is also a statistician-economist (École Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Économique – ENSAE).
He started his career at Booz Allen & Hamilton, before joining the company TotalEnergies in 1991, where he occupied various operational positions in the production plants and head offices of different subsidiaries, including Hutchinson and Coates Lorilleux. He became the CEO France, and then the CEO Europe of Bostik between 2000 and 2006, and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cray Valley, from 2006 to 2009. In 2010, he became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bostik. At TotalEnergies, he became a member of the Company’s Management Committee in 2011 and was member of the Management Committee of Refining & Chemicals from 2011 to 2014.
When Arkema took over Bostik in February 2015, he was nominated as a member of the Executive Committee of Arkema, responsible for the High-Performance Materials activity.
He joined TotalEnergies on September 1, 2016, and was appointed President of the Refining & Chemicals segment and a member of the Executive Committee.
Born on October 28, 1965 (French)
Member of Executive Committee since August 1, 2019.
Jean-Pierre Sbraire began his career at TotalEnergies in 1990 in the Trading & Shipping Division. In 1995, he joined Exploration & Production, holding various positions in Paris and Nigeria in finance, economics and business development.
In 2005, he was appointed General Secretary and Finance Manager for TotalEnergies in Venezuela. In 2009, within the Company’s Financial Division, he became Senior Vice President, E&P Subsidiaries Financial Operations.
In 2012, he was appointed Vice President, Equity Crude Acquisitions in Trading & Shipping. From September 2016 to September 2017, he served as Company’s Treasurer. He then accepted the position of Deputy Chief Financial Officer. In 2019, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Committee member.
Mr. Sbraire is a graduate of ENSTA ParisTech engineering school and has a master’s degree from IFP School.
Born on August 21, 1968 (French).
Member of Executive Committee since September 1, 2016.
Namita Shah began her career as an Associate Attorney at Shearman & Sterling, a New York-based law firm, where she spent eight years providing advice and supervising transactions including those involving financings of pipeline and power plant companies.
She joined TotalEnergies in 2002 as a Legal Counsel in the E&P mergers and acquisitions team. In 2008, she joined the New Business team, where she was responsible for business development in Australia and Malaysia. She held this position until 2011 when she moved to Yangon as General Manager, TotalEnergies E&P Myanmar.
On July 1, 2014, she was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Exploration & Production.
On July 1, 2016, Namita Shah was appointed President, People & Social Responsibility and a member of the Executive Committee.
On September 1, 2021, she was appointed President, One Tech and member of the Executive Committee.
Indian and French, Namita Shah is a graduate of Delhi University and the New York University of Law.
Born on September 9, 1969 (French)
Member of Executive Committee since September 1, 2021.
Nicolas Terraz started his career in the French Ministries of Industry (1994-1997) and Public Works and Transportation (1997-2001) and joined TotalEnergies in 2001.
After holding positions in France and in Qatar, Nicolas Terraz served as Managing Director of Total E&P Myanmar (2008-2011), Managing Director of Total E&P France (2011-2014), Vice President New Ventures for Exploration and Production (2014-2015) and Managing Director of Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria (2015-2019).
In 2019, Nicolas Terraz was appointed Senior Vice President Africa and a member of the management committee of the Exploration & Production segment of TotalEnergies.
Born in 1969, Nicolas Terraz is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and earned a Master of Science in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Born on October 11, 1964 (French)
Member of Executive Committee since January 1, 2020.
Alexis Vovk began his career at the company TotalEnergies in 1991 in the UK, in the division in charge of Refining and Marketing activities.
Following a first position in France, he pursues an international career with several technical and commercial positions in Turkey and Tunisia.
After a position at the division’s Strategy department, he is appointed Managing Director for TotalEnergies in Zambia in 2007, followed by similar positions in Kenya from 2010 and in Nigeria between 2013 and 2016.
In 2016, he becomes Senior Vice President France and President of TotalEnergies Marketing France, in charge of TotalEnergies’ operational activities in France, notably overseeing the service-stations’ network in the country. He additionally joins the Marketing & Services Management Committee in 2019.
On January 1, 2020, Alexis Vovk is appointed President, Marketing & Services and a member of the Executive Committee.
Alexis Vovk is a graduate of ESSEC Business School (1988).