Recently appointed to the position of Senior Vice President within TOTAL’s Innovation and Energy Efficiency for the Gas, Renewable, and Power Division, Jérôme Schmitt started his career in Asia. He joined TOTAL’s finance division in 1992 and was first in charge of finance operations for exploration and production projects in Asia and North Africa, followed by a similar role in South America. He then led gas projects business development for the Middle East and Central Asia, and in 2000, he was appointed to lead corporate mergers and acquisitions. In 2004, he became Vice President of Investor Relations, and in 2009, he was appointed Group Treasurer. Following this, Schmitt became Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, for the Marketing and Services Branch. In 2013, he was appointed Senior Vice President, Sustainable Development and Environment.


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