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Vincent Colson

Vincent COLSON - Senior Business Development Manager


After a wide operational career at ExxonMobil, I orientated my career towards Oil & Gas Strategy and International Management.

Since my move to a Crude Trader position at Total, I have enhanced my skills for commercial negotiation, development and enforcement of Agreements with a wide range of customers and competitors, and market intelligence. Later, my experience as Asset Manager and Secrétaire Général has enabled me to become well proficient in financial and organizational optimization as well as in strategy development (Long-Term Plan, Budget, Business Review…). Within that scope I led the economical evaluation of several opportunities, such as the Hazira Terminal development and its Business Model change. These studies were successful milestones in transforming an idle terminal into a key player of India’s Energy Supply and Total’s Portfolio. I also conducted the successful deployment of the CORE project in Dolphin Energy Limited, which was recognized as benchmark for cost optimization in the Middle-East area and led to numerous requests from the other Total’s Joint Ventures for sharing its achievements.

Both my international exposure (Europe, Asia, and Middle East) and my former responsibilities at Qatargas, which encompassed the allocation of around 100 billion US$ per year, have provided me with in-depth knowledge of the Oil & Gas value chain, from a global perspective down to the operational details.

This experience places me in a position to tackle the big challenges of this extremely competitive world.

Expériences professionnelles

Senior business development manager

TOTAL - RAFFINAGE - CHIMIE , Paris la défense - CDI

De Janvier 2019 à Aujourd'hui

Directeur & secrétaire général of the german gas, renewables & power affiliate


De Novembre 2016 à Janvier 2019

As Général Manager of the German Gas, Renewables & Power Affiliate, I was in charge of the management of the Affiliate, which covers around 80 people & 2 locations (Stuttgart & Berlin) and some employees in home office.
The 2018 turnover was 0.5 billion € for 40,000 sites supplied in B2B (I&C and SME).

As Secrétaire Général of the German Gas, Renewables & Power Affiliate, I was in charge of the management of the Secretariat General Direction, which covers Finance, Human Resources and Legal & Governance, i.e. around 20 people. I am member of the Direction Committee of the Affiliate and also Secretary of the European Senior Management Team.

The Secretariat General Direction ensures the growth of the portfolio in a secure and compliant legal framework adapted to the needs of the business by managing risks and optimizing transactions. It supports the development of the activities of the Affiliate to become one of the leading suppliers in the B2B segment in Germany.
The Secretariat General Direction also coordinates all Corporate and Strategic exercises at the national level, such as Long-Term Plan, Budget, Business Review…

Formation complémentaire

Master of Science

IFP School - Applied Chemical Engineering

1997 à 1998

Engineering Degree in Refining, Engineering & Gas

Parcours officiels

Ecole Centrale Paris – Ingénieur – Innovation Conception Production – 1996


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Anglais - Courant


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secrétaire général