Senior Vice President, Innovation and Energy Efficiency
Jérôme Schmitt is currently Senior Vice President, Innovation and Energy Efficiency at Total, a leading international oil and gas company and a world leader in the global solar power industry with SunPower. He began his career in 1989 as Regional Representative for South-East Asia of Coface. In 1991, he joined Arthur Andersen Consulting for one year as Change Management Consultant. Schmitt joined Total's finance division in 1992, where he oversaw financial operations for exploration & production projects in Asia-North Africa and later South America. He was then appointed Project Manager, Gas Business Development for Middle East-Central Asia, and then Vice President Gas Business Development from 1998 to 2000, based in India. In 2000, Schmitt was appointed Director Corporate M&A operations within the Mergers & Acquisitions division. He held several other senior roles in Total Finance Division from 2004 to 2012. In 2012, he became Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs for Total's Marketing & Services Business. In October 2013, Schmitt was appointed Senior Vice President, Sustainable Development & Environment.