Maarten Scholten was appointed Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of Paris-based Total SA as of January 1, 2014.
He succeeds to Peter Herbel.
Scholten will report to Christophe de Margerie, Chairman and CEO of Total.
He also has joined Total’s management committee.
Scholten has almost 30 years of extensive legal and financial experience from the oil industry.
He was formerly an executive for 20 years at Schlumberger, where he served as Director of Legal Service, Head of Finance, President Schlumberger Oilfield Services ECA (Europe, Africa and CIS), and Director Mergers & Acquisitions/Business Development.
Scholten holds a Master of Science in politics from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and a JD Commercial Law from the University of Amsterdam.
He is a Dutch citizen.