Jean-Michel has a distinguished 25 year career in mining, heavy oil, and sustainable development. Prior to joining Chrysalix EVC in the role of Venture Partner, he served as President & CEO of Total E&P Canada.
Jean-Michel has led a range of projects around the world and was instrumental in establishing best practices for Total in the areas of advanced research & development, project management, environmental responsibility, stakeholder relations, and community capacity building. He is highly familiar with the venture capital space, having established and been President of Total Energy Ventures. His career at Total also included the senior roles of President TotalFinaElf Venezuela, Senior Vice President North Sea Division, Vice President Strategy and Planning Control, Executive Vice President Marketing Petrogal, and CEO Total Spain.
Prior his long tenure at Total, Jean-Michel was CEO at the Bureau de Contrôle of Nuclear Construction for the French Ministry of Industry. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines in Paris, and recipient of the Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur, one of France’s highest civilian honors. He is also the former Co-Chairman of the Oil Sands Leadership Initiative (OSLI) and a former member of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA).