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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP)



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Olivier Appert serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP), France. Earlier, he served in the Lyon Department of Mines, and in a number of positions in the French Ministry of Industry and on the Prime Minister’s Staff. He served as Deputy Director of the Minister of Industry’s Staff from 1984 to 1986. He was appointed Head of Strategy at Télécommunications Radioélectriques et Téléphoniques (TRT), a business firm, in 1987, and Director of Hydrocarbons at the Ministry of Industry in 1989. He joined IFP>s General Management team and took charge of research and development in 1994, and was appointed Vice-President of ISIS, an IFP-controlled company that holds stakes in firms active in the petroleum and oil service and supply sector, in 1998.

Olivier Appert became head of long-term cooperation and policy analysis at the International Energy Agency in October 1999, and was appointed IFP Chairman and CEO in 2003.

He is qualified as an Engineer at the «École Polytechnique» and «Ecole des Mines».