Graduate, Ecole Polytechnique. Engineer, French Corps des Mines. 1989-96, with French Industry Ministry and in ministerial offices, incl. 1993-95, Environment and Industry Technical Adviser to Prime Minister; 1995-96, Chief of Staff to IT and Space Minister. 1997, joined TOTAL as Chief Administrative Officer, E&P Angola; 1999, Group Representative, Qatar and Chief Executive Officer, E&P Qatar; 2002, Senior Vice-President, Finance, Economics and Information Systems, Exploration & Production; 2006, Senior Vice-President, Strategy, Business Development and R&D, Exploration & Production; since 2006, Member of the Management Committee; 2011, Senior Vice-President, Chemicals and Senior Vice-President, Petrochemicals; 2012, President, Refining & Chemicals and Member of the Executive Committee; Oct. 2014, Chief Executive Officer; concurrently, President, Executive Committee; May 2015, elected Member of the Board of Directors; December 2015, elected Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Knight of the Legion of Honour (2015).