Bernard Pi­na­tel

pres­i­dent, re­fin­ing and chem­i­cals, To­tal

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Bernard Pi­na­tel be­gan his ca­reer at the Amer­i­can man­age­ment con­sult­ing firm Booz Allen & Hamil­ton, later join­ing To­tal in 1991, where he held a num­ber of key op­er­a­tional po­si­tions in plants and at the head­quar­ters of some of its af­fil­i­ates. He sub­se­quently served as head of the French and Euro­pean op­er­a­tions of the in­ter­na­tional ad­he­sives com­pany, Bostik. In 2010, Pi­na­tel was ap­pointed as chair­man and chief ex­ec­u­tive, and when Bostik was ac­quired by Arkema in Fe­bru­ary 2015, he be­came a mem­ber of the com­pany’s ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee look­ing af­ter its high-per­for­mance ma­te­ri­als busi­ness. With a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence man­ag­ing world-renowned petro­chem­i­cal and chem­i­cal firms, Pi­na­tel was put in charge of To­tal’s re­fin­ing and chem­i­cals busi­ness in Septem­ber 2016.

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