Christophe de Margerie joined Total after graduating from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Paris in 1974.
Born in 1951, he served in several positions in the Group’s Financial Department and Exploration-Production division. In January 2002, he became President of the Exploration & Production division. He was appointed a member of the Board of Directors by the shareholders meeting held on May 12, 2006 and became Chief Executive Officer of Total on February 14, 2007.
He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive of Total on May 21, 2010.
Christophe de Margerie was Knight of the Legion of Honour (Légion d’Honneur) and Officer of the National Order of Merit (Ordre National du Mérite), two French National Orders.