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Total appoints chief digital officer

Gilles Cochevelou has been appointed chief digital officer of French oil major Total.

Gilles Cochevelou joined Total in 1994 and has held, successively, the positions of operations manager at Donges Refinery and head of strategic planning in Refining and Marketing.

In 2000, he moved to the Gas & Power division as general manager in the United Arab Emirates, and later wasย named vice president renewables and vice president, research & development.

Since January 2010, he has been group vice president learning, education, university.

His appointment as chief digital officer is effective September 2015.

Cochevelou graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Supรฉrieure des Techniques Avancรฉes and holds a Master of Science in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.