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Members of the Steering Committee

Charles-Benoît Heidsieck, Chairman of the Steering Committee


President-Founder of Le Rameau, an incubator for innovation partnerships

After graduating from the ESLSCA Business School Paris, Charles-Benoît Heidsieck began his career in marketing at wine and spirits companies in France and England. He then set up and expanded two strategy consulting firms. He created Le Rameau to promote R&D applied to innovation partnerships serving the community. Convinced of the need to work together to develop effective, sustainable solutions, Charles-Benoît is a member of several think tanks, including  French business confederation MEDEF’s Growth & Territories Committee, the Environmental & Sustainable Development Committee of the French Confederation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (CPME), Transparency International’s Advisory Council, the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Confrontations Europe, La Fonda, and Institut Français des Administrateurs. He also teaches at ESSEC business school and Institut d'Études Politiques (Sciences Po).

Bruno Courme, President of the TotalEnergies Foundation program


With an engineering degree and a master’s of science in geology from the University of Texas at Austin, Bruno Courme worked from 2000 to 2010 for TotalEnergies Exploration & Production, where he held several positions in geology and exploration in France, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway and the United Kingdom. In 2010, he was appointed Managing Director of TotalEnergies Gas Shale Europe, the affiliate in charge of TotalEnergies’ unconventional acreage studies and operations in Europe. Bruno was subsequently appointed Vice President, Strategy at TotalEnergies Exploration & Production in 2014. From 2015 to 2018, he served as Vice President, Exploration Americas in Houston, Texas. In July 2019, he was appointed President of the TotalEnergies Foundation program.

Catherine Ferrant, Chairwoman of nonprofit organization Savoir-être à l’Éco


Catherine Ferrant graduated from the Catholic University of Louvain with a degree in economics and communications. She was a journalist at the Belgian daily Le Soir from 1974 to 1989. That year, she joined Belgian oil and gas company PetroFina, where she headed communications, managed the corporate philanthropy fund and sat on the management committee. When TotalEnergies and PetroFina merged in 1999, Catherine oversaw the Diversity & Accountability Department, where she structured various aspects of TotalEnergies’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. From 2008 to 2017, she was Managing Director of the Fondation d’entreprise, our corporate foundation, and Vice President, Corporate Philanthropy, for the company. She is currently active in France and Belgium in a number of nonprofits focused on underserved schools and giving young people access to the arts, including Flagey, a cultural center in Brussels, Sport dans la Ville, Les Concerts de Poche, Fondation ManpowerGroup, Fondation Égalité des Chances, Savoir-être à l’École, Helen Keller International Europe, Fondation Louvain and l’École de la philanthropie. She is also a Knight of the French Legion of Honor.

Philippe Gallois, Head of Skills, Training and Employment, TotalEnergies Refining & Chemicals

Philippe Gallois


Philippe Gallois holds an advanced diploma in law and business administration. He began his career in Hutchinson’s Consumer Goods business as Human Resources Manager of the Beauvais plant, before becoming Human Resources Director for the division. He joined the Refining & Marketing business segment in 1998, where he held the position of Deputy Director of the Normandy complex. In 2002, Philippe Gallois was given responsibility for coordinating career management for the Refining business’ senior managers, then was appointed Head of Executive Development in 2009. On January 1, 2015, he became part of TotalEnergies’ Refining & Chemicals business segment and currently serves as Head of Skills, Training and Employment.

Malika Hadj-Boaza, Director of TotalEnergies Learning Solutions



With a postgraduate degree in labor law from the University of Bordeaux law school, Malika Hadj-Boaza began her career in 1995 as a labor law specialist. In 2007, she became Chief Administrative Officer of the Provence refinery. Three years later, in 2010, she was put in charge of industrial relations for UES Amont Holding. In 2014, Malika’s duties were extended to cover personnel management in France and employees on expatriate assignments. During the introduction of the new One TotalEnergies organization, she helped set up TotalEnergies’ High Potentials Division as Vice President, Group Talent Manager. In September 2018, she was appointed Director of TotalEnergies Learning Solutions.

Hâkim Hallouch, CEO of Paideia Education

A graduate of France’s Institut d'Études Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, Hâkim Hallouch has master’s degrees in both public affairs and sociology. He also studied at Galatasaray University, Istanbul, at the Department of International Relations. From 2006 to 2018, he headed the Equal Opportunity Department at Sciences Po. He created gateway programs there for social inclusion, such as the Underserved Schools Agreements in 2006, the Experimental High School in 2009, E-Methods in 2013 and First Campus in 2016. As department head, he established partnerships with 130 high schools in 19 school districts. In addition, Hâkim worked for better youth orientation and training as municipal council member for youth affairs in the Paris suburb of Saint-Ouen. The “Explora Jeunes” (Youth Explorer) program introduced more than 4,500 young people to nearly 120 enterprises in the city. Summer schools to improve English language skills and scholarships to promote access to higher education were introduced. 

Manoelle Lepoutre, Senior Vice President, Civil Society Engagement

Manoelle Lepoutre



Manoelle Lepoutre has been Senior Vice President, Civil Society Engagement since September 1, 2016. Prior to that, she served as TotalEnergies’ Executive Vice President, Sustainable Development & Environment from 2009 to 2013, then as Senior Vice President, Top Executive Careers & Management from 2013 to 2016. Manoelle is a graduate of École Nationale Supérieure de Géologie de Nancy (ENSG) and École Nationale Supérieure des Pétroles et des Moteurs (ENSPM). She has been a member of the Board of Directors of Eramet since May 2011, and is also a director of Fondation Villette-Entreprises. Manoelle has been awarded France’s Legion of Honor at the Chevalier level.

Muriel Meilhon, Vice President, Human Resources at TotalEnergies Marketing France

Muriel Meilhon


After graduating from French engineering school École Supérieure d’Électricité (Supélec) and Stanford University, Muriel Meilhon began her career as an engineer at Bull before moving to Benson-Schlumberger. She started working at TotalEnergies in 1987 as a project manager in the IT Department before joining Refining in 1990, where she was a supply chain manager then a refinery supply, sales and optimization manager. In 1996, she moved to the Corporate Finance Division, where she headed Investor Relations. Later, as Assistant Vice President, Budget & Financial Control, she took part in the TotalEnergies, PetroFina and Elf mergers. From 2001 to 2004, Muriel oversaw recruitment for finance and refining and hired sales staff for Refining & Marketing. In 2004, she became manager of the Budget Control Department, then President of Marketing France before returning to corporate functions, where she was in charge of employee savings plans and employee shareholding until 2012. She subsequently held the position of Career Development Coordinator for Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific at TotalEnergies Marketing & Services. On August 1st, 2016, she was appointed Vice President Human Resources of TotalEnergies Marketing France.  

Jean-Marie Petitclerc, Coordinator of the Don Bosco Social Action network

Jean Marie Petitclerc


Jean-Marie Petitclerc began his career as a special education teacher in 1978, founding a specialized prevention club in Chanteloup-les-Vignes near Paris, France. Then, starting in 1984, for 10 years, he ran a shelter for troubled teens, accredited by the French Ministry of Justice. Called back by the mayor of Chanteloup-les-Vignes during the 1991 urban riots, he initiated social mediation and founded French nonprofit Promotion des Métiers de la Ville to promote urban trades and occupations. After founding Le Valdocco in 1995, Jean-Marie began managing the urban policy nonprofit focused on prevention. He was also a member of the Conseil National des Villes urban advisory council (2003-2007), a member of the committee to evaluate and monitor the National Urban Renewal Agency (ANRU, 2004-2007) and an advisor to the French housing and urban affairs minister (2007-2009). 

Olivier Riboud, Managing Director of L’Industreet

Olivier Riboud


Olivier Riboud is an engineering graduate from Ecole des Mines d’Alès and holds a Master’s in regional management from ESSEC business school. He began his career in operations manager roles in the extractive industry in France and Spain. He then worked in the chemicals industry before moving to the world of training in 2006, when he became Head of Performance and Coordination for the Campus Veolia network.

Passionate about learning and teaching, Olivier Riboud joined TotalEnergies in 2018 to take part in the L’Industreet project, an initiative to launch a campus for new industry professions led by TotalEnergies Foundation. He is currently Managing Director of L’Industreet.

Florence Varescon, Inclusion & Education Project Manager in the Civil Society Engagement Division at TotalEnergies

Florence Varescon


Florence Varescon graduated from business school with a major in marketing. In 1985, she joined TotalEnergies, where she has held various positions in marketing, sales, procurement, human resources and corporate social responsibility. She worked successively for Elf Atochem, Elf Lubrifiants, TotalEnergies Marketing France and at the corporate level, mainly outside France. Florence has held positions related to education since 2009, first as manager of a global program of university partnerships. She also oversees the development of energy-related MOOCs supported by TotalEnergies. In 2016, she joined the Civil Society Engagement Division, where she manages education programs and is setting up the partnership with Production Schools in France. In 2019, she was appointed Head of the Education and Youth inclusion axes, one of TotalEnergies Foundation four priority axes, which covers initiatives related to education and youth inclusion in regions where the Company is located in France and abroad.