Patrick de La Chevardière is a graduate of the École Centrale de Paris engineering school and the École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) business school. He joined Total in 1982 and served as a drilling engineer in Exploration & Production until 1989.
He then joined the Finance Department as a Project Manager, before he was appointed Vice President, Operations and Subsidiaries in 1995. In 2000, he was named Vice President, Asia in Refining & Marketing.
He became Deputy Chief Financial Officer in September 2003 and a member of the Management Committee in January 2005.
Patrick de La Chevardière has been Total's Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Committee since 2008.