Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Total's CEO Christophe de Margerie Dies in Moscow Plane Crash

Dmitry Medvedenko, from the Voice of Russia radio station, reports Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of French oil company Total, has died in an air crash in Moscow.

Total is one of the world's leading oil and gas company, operating in more than 50 countries.

Airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said: "Tonight, a plane crashed when it collided with a snow-clearing machine. Three crew members and a passenger died."

"I can confirm that the passenger was Total's head de Margerie," she said.

Mr de Margerie, 63, had been chief executive of Europe's third largest oil company since 2007.

maintained the company's investments in Burma and Iran despite US sanctions against those countries. This year he argued Europe should maintain its energy relationship with Russia amid the conflict in Ukraine.

(via the BBC)

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