France’s Total moved quickly to fill the void at its helm following the death of Christophe de Margerie.

Following the death of Christophe de Margerie in a plane crash in Moscow on the night of 20-21 October, France’s Total has elected Patrick Pouyanne, who headed its refining and chemical division, as its new chief executive. The board also restored the position of chairman to Thierry Desmarest, Mr de Margerie’s predecessor as CEO. (CONTINUED - 551 WORDS)