President, Total EP UAE & Total Country Chair in the UAE
Total EP UAE
After three years as a research assistant at the University of Colorado, Christophe Sassolas joins Total in 1997 as a geophysicist, managing seismic data acquisition projects and reservoir studies throughout various locations worldwide. From 2001 onward, he holds various positions in the areas of Business Development and Gas Marketing, based successively in the United Arab Emirates, in Argentina and in Total Headquarters in Paris. In 2010 he was appointed Business Development Director of Total E&P Qatar, based in Doha, before taking over as Managing Director of Total E&P Uruguay in 2012 in Montevideo. In 2014, he returns to Paris to lead the cost reduction project of Total Exploration & Production branch, before being appointed as Senior Advisor to the Chairman & CEO of Total for the One Total project. From 2016 to 2019, he established and headed Total Global Procurement, a unified procurement organization for the Group, as Chief Procurement Officer. In 2019, he becomes President Total E&P UAE and Total Country Chair in the United Arab Emirates based in Abu Dhabi. Christophe Sassolas is a Geological Engineer graduated from E.N.S.G. - National School of Geology in Nancy, France. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.