Total’s CEO, Christophe de Margerie dies in plane crash

Total’s CEO, Christophe de Margerie dies in plane crash

7:37 AM, 22nd October 2014
Total’s CEO, Christophe de Margerie dies in plane crash
Total’s CEO, Christophe de Margerie dies in plane crash. (C) Reuters

PARIS, FRANCE: The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a business jet collided with a snow plough during takeoff at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, the company and airport officials said. The collision occurred late on 20 October 2014, just minutes before midnight Moscow time, the airport said in a statement. The Dassault Falcon business jet carrying de Margerie had been due to travel to Paris. The plane’s three crew also died, said Total, France's second-biggest listed company with a market value of €102 billion.

De Margerie was on a list of attendees at a Russian government meeting on foreign investment in Gorki, near Moscow. With his distinctive bushy moustache and outspoken manner, he was one of the most recognizable figures among the world’s top oil executives.


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