Petroleum Executive of the Year 2009

The 30th Annual Oil & Money Conference

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Christophe de Margerie

Chief Executive Officer of Total

Energy Intelligence and the International Herald Tribune announce that
Christophe de Margerie, Chief Executive Officer of Total, will be honored as the recipient of the Petroleum Executive of the Year Award for 2009, the international
energy industry’s most prestigious award. Mr. de Margerie was chosen by his peers in a confidential annual selection process. This unique industry leadership award will be presented to him at a special banquet at The Dorchester hotel in London on October 20, the centerpiece of the annual Oil & Money Conference, convened by the International Herald Tribune and Energy Intelligence"

The process by which the winner of this award is selected is particularly noteworthy and assures that the selection is fully representative of the views of the industry," says Raja W. Sidawi, Chairman of Energy Intelligence. Nominations for the award were solicited from the chief executives of over 100 of the world's largest oil and gas firms, as they appear in the annual rankings by Petroleum Intelligence Weekly.