Effective October 1, Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier, 43, joins Total as Vice President, Corporate Communications, succeeding Yves-Marie Dalibard.
Reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Christophe de Margerie, he will also sit on Total’s Management Committee.
A graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Grenoble, Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier was Senior Vice President of Communications and spokesman for Areva since September 2001. He joined Areva in 1999 as Executive Assistant to Anne Lauvergeon, CEO of Cogema, one of Areva’s predecessor companies.
Prior to that, in 1998 he was Vice President of Institutional Relations at Alcatel and Executive Assistant to Anne Lauvergeon, who was then Executive Vice President of the company.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Saulnier was Deputy Chief of Staff to the French Minister of the Economy and Finance in 1996, Chief of Staff to the French Minister of Communications, who was also Mayor of Grenoble, with responsibility for coordinating staff in 1993, and Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Grenoble in 1992.