Claude Mandil

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Claude Mandil (born 1942, Lyon, France) is a members of the Board of Directors of Total S.A. and the former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). He is graduated from the France's École Polytechnique and École des Mines. From 1967 until 1981, he occupied different positions at the French civil service related to the engineering and territorial planning.[1][2]

In 1981-1982, he served as a technical advisor in the French Prime Minister's cabinet, responsible for industry, energy and research. In 1982 he was named Chief Executive Officer of the Institut de Développement Industriel (Institute for Industrial Development). In 1988 he became the Director General of the Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (Geological and Mining Research Bureau).[1][2]

From 1990 to 1998 Claude Mandil served as Director General for Energy and Raw Materials at the Ministry of Industry, Post and Telecommunications. From 1997 to 1998 he served as Chairman of the IEA's Governing Board. From 1991 to 1998, he also represented France at the Nuclear Safety Working Group of the G7 and served as the President of this group in 1996. In 1997–1998 he was Chairman of the IEA's Governing Board.[1][2]

From October 1998 to April 2000 Claude Mandil occupied the post of the Managing Director of Gaz de France, and from April 2000 to February 2003 the post of the Chairman and CEO of the Institut Français du Pétrole (French Institute of Petroleum).[1][2] From 1 February 2003 to 1 September 2007 he was the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, in which post he was succeeded by Nobuo Tanaka. Since 16 May 2008, is a members of the Board of Directors of Total S.A.[3] Claude Mandil is a board member of the SBC Energy Institute along with international energy experts Adnan Shihab-Eldin and Antoine Rostand.[4] He is also director of Institut Veolia Environnement.[2]

Mandil is the author of a report on energy security, which was commissioned by the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2008.[3] In 2008, Mandil said that Europe must end its energy dependence on Russia. He said that "We need more energy efficiency, more liquefied natural gas, more renewable energy, more nuclear energy".[5]

Mr. Mandil is married and has five children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Claude Mandil, Executive Director". International Energy Agency. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Claude Mandil". Forbes. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Annual Meeting Report" (PDF) (Press release). Total S.A. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "World Oil" (in English). 21 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Europe must end energy dependence on Russia, says ex-IEA chief EUbusiness 5 July 2008