Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, TOTAL, held various positions in the French Ministry of Industry and in ministerial offices from 1989 to 1996, including Environment and Industry Technical Advisor to the Prime Minister (1993–1995) and Chief of Staff to the Information Technology and Space Minister (1995–1996). Mr. Pouyanné joined TOTAL in 1997, as Chief Administrative Officer of TOTAL E&P Angola and became Group Representative in Qatar in 1999. In 2002, he was named Senior Vice President, Finance, Economics, and Information Systems in Exploration & Production. In 2006, he became Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development, and R&D in Exploration & Production. In 2012, Mr. Pouyanné was appointed President, Refining & Chemicals and Member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Pouyanné is a Knight of the Légion d’Honneur. He is Member of the Board of Capgemini. He holds degrees from the École Polytechnique and Mines ParisTech.