Michael Borrell, a graduate of the Cambridge University in Chemical Engineering (MSc 1993, BA 1984), joined Total in 1985. He has worked with its affiliate companies and has held senior managerial positions in the Total group since 1995. From 2003 he held the position of Vice President Corporate Planning & Business Development for Total E&P Indonesia. In July 2006, he was appointed President & CEO of Total E&P Canada in Calgary. From September 2009 to June 2010, he was Vice President of the Caspian Area and Central Asia for Total Exploration and Production. In July 2010, he became Senior Vice President, Continental Europe and Central Asia.
Effective January 1st 2015, he is appointed Senior Vice President Europe & Central Asia which comprises the former Continental Europe and Central Asia Division and Northern Europe Division.