Manoelle Lepoutre has been Senior Executive Vice President, Executive Careers and Management for Total and a member of the Total Management Committee since June 2009. Lepoutre began her career for Elf in Exploration and Production Research and Development, where she was in charge of basin modelling (petroleum evaluation of sedimentary basins and of exploration prospects). She held several other positions for Elf in Exploration, including as an Operational Geologist in France, and took on progressively larger responsibilities as Area Exploration Manager in the Netherlands and Vice President, Exploration in Norway. She then served as Vice President, Geosciences in the United States for Total, from 2000 to 2003. In 2004, she became Vice President, Research and Development for Total Exploration and Production, and then in 2009, she was appointed Senior Vice President, Sustainable Development and Environment.