Philippe Sauquet began his career in 1981 as a civil engineer at the French Ministry of Infrastructure. He subsequently worked at the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance. He joined the chemical company Orkem in 1988 as vice president, strategy before being appointed senior vice president, acrylics sales & marketing. He moved to Total in 1990 as vice president, anti-corrosion paints and was subsequently named vice president, chemicals strategy. In 1997, Mr. Sauquet transferred to the gas & power division, where he was successively vice president, Americas; vice president, international; senior vice president, strategy & renewables; senior vice president, trading & marketing, gas & power, based in London. He was appointed president of gas & power on July 1, 2012, in which capacity he also sat on the Group Management Committee. On October 29, 2014, Mr. Sauquet was named president, refining & chemicals and joined Total’s Executive Committee. On September 1st, 2016, Mr. Sauquet was named president gas, renewables & power and president strategy-innovation.