Oil and Gas giants, TotalEnergies Marketing, has announced the appointment of a new Chairman.
This was made known by the Company Secretary, Bunmi Popoola-Mordi, in a statement released the NGX website earlier today but dated 25th November, 2021.
The newly appointed Chairman, Mr. Jean-Philippe Torres, according to the document, has vast experience to steer the ship of the company going forward.
The statement, while delineating the career paths of the new Chairman, disclosed that, “Mr. Torres started his working career as an Analyst in the French Ministry for Economy and Finance.
“He joined the Total Group in 1992 as a Financial Controller in the Combustible Fuels Division of Elf Antar France.
“In 1993 he moved to Elf Raffinage Distribution as Treasurer in charge of the African affiliates.
“In 1995 he was the Sales and Marketing Manager for Elf Oil Zaire and went on to hold a similar position in Senegal in 1997.
“Thereafter in 1999 he was appointed General Manager of TotalFinaElf Gambia,” it said.
The document continued that Mr. Torres had also worked in such African countries like Togo, Benin Republic, and Congo. He has also worked in France and Germany.
“In 2001, Mr. Jean-Philippe Torres was appointed Managing Director of Total Togo and Total Benin and in 2004, Managing Director of Fina Congo.
“In 2007 he was appointed Strategy and M&A Senior Project Manager Total Raffinage Marketing, Paris.
“In 2011 he was appointed General Manager Retail and Fuel Cards of Total Germany,” the statement read.
The new chairman has also served in various executive positions across the globe.
The statement concluded that Mr. Torres last served as the Senior Vice President Africa for the company, saying he “…became the Executive Vice-President North & Central America of Total Marketing & Services, Americas Division in 2014, was appointed Managing Director of Total Nigeria Plc in 2016 and left the Board in 2018 when he was appointed the Vice President East & Central Africa. He became the Executive Vice President Mediterranean & Indian Ocean in September 2021 and Senior Vice President Africa TotalEnergies Marketing & Services in November 2021.”
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