Total Energies Nigeria Appoints Jean-Philippe Torres as Chairman
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
A Frenchman, Mr Jean-Philippe Torres, has been appointed as a Director and Chairman of TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc, one of the oil companies operating in the country.
A statement from the company disclosed that the appointment of Mr Torres was approved by the board of directors of the organisation on Thursday, November 25, 2021.
The chairman would be expected to use his position to take the company to higher heights and expand the operations of the firm in the country.
Mr Torres started his working career as an Analyst in the French Ministry for Economy and Finance, joining the Total Group in 1992 as a Financial Controller in the Combustible Fuels Division of Elf Antar France.
A year later, he moved to Elf Raffinage Distribution as Treasurer in charge of the African affiliates and in 1995, he was the Sales and Marketing Manager for Elf Oil Zaire and went on to hold a similar position in Senegal in 1997 and in 1999, he was appointed General Manager of TotalFinaElf Gambia.
Two years later, Mr Torres was appointed Managing Director of Total Togo and Total Benin and in 2004, he became the Managing Director of Fina Congo.
In 2007, he was appointed Strategy and M&A Senior Project Manager Total Raffinage Marketing, Paris and in 2011, he was appointed General Manager Retail and Fuel Cards of Total Germany.
In the notice issued by the company, it was disclosed that Mr Torres became the Executive Vice-President of North & Central America of Total Marketing & Services, Americas Division in 2014 and in 2016, he was appointed the Managing Director of Total Nigeria Plc.
In 2018, he left the board when he was appointed the Vice President East & Central Africa. He later became the Executive Vice President of Mediterranean & Indian Ocean in September 2021 and last month, he was named the Senior Vice President of Africa, TotalEnergies Marketing & Services.