Philippe MONTANTÊME, born in 1960, is a Chemical Engineer and a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie in Toulouse, and he also holds an MBA from the EM Lyon Business School. He joined Total in 1984 and worked in various operational positions in France and in Africa. Following his return to France in 1994, he joined the Strategy Development team and became the Head of Strategy for downstream activities in Africa Middle East in 1996. From 1999 to 2004, he held several positions in the Lubricants Business Unit, including Head of the Global Supply Chain. In 2005, he became the Vice President, Special Fluids, before going back to the lubricants business in 2011 as Vice President, Lubricants. In 2013, he was appointed Senior Vice President, Strategy Marketing Research, for Total Marketing Services.