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16/02/2021 Press release

New Sales Manager Lubricants in Automotive Sector

Berlin, 15.02.2021

At the beginning of the year, Céline de Sousa took over the management of sales activities for lubricants in the automotive sector at Total Deutschland GmbH. She replaced Thomas Kaiser, who held the position since April 2017 and moved to the Aviation division as Sales Director.

Céline de Sousa has many years of experience in the sales and export of internationally operating companies in Austria and Germany. Since 2014, she has been responsible for indirect sales of electricity and natural gas in the commercial and residential sectors.

Céline de Sousa: "I would like to thank Thomas Kaiser for his excellent work, and I am pleased to be able to build on it. We continue to attach great importance to direct contact and cooperation with our customers and partners. Fortunately, we were also able to conclude a new partnership with an international OEM very recently, which represents a special milestone for Total and, of course, also for my work and our orientation in the automotive sector."

Total Lubrifiants is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of lubricants. It has 44 production plants worldwide and more than 5,800 employees in 150 countries. Total Lubrifiants offers innovative, efficient and environmentally responsible products and services developed by more than 130 researchers at its R&D centers and is a partner of choice for the automotive, industrial and marine markets.

In Germany, Total has been able to significantly expand its activities in the lubricants business in recent years and conclude successful regional dealer partnerships, particularly in the automotive sector. The focus here is on the strongly positioned regional sales teams.


About TOTAL in Germany

Total is present in Germany since 1955 and currently employs more than 4,000 people. Its affiliate Total Deutschland GmbH operates the third largest retail network in the country with around 1,200 service stations. In Germany, Total offers a wide range of energy products: lubricants, liquified petroleum gas, fuel oil, marine and aviation fuels, bitumen and specialty products dedicated to the industry. The Group operates in Leuna one of Europe’s most modern refineries: Total Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland. Total  is also active in petrochemicals, natural gas trading, solar energy installations with SunPower and smart solutions for automotive and aviation with Hutchinson. Finally, Total is also present in new energies for mobility with an operated network of over 2,000 charge points for electric vehicles as well as hydrogen refilling stations.


About the Marketing & Services division of Total

Total’s Marketing & Services business segment offers its professional and private customers a wide range of broad energy products and services — petroleum products, biofuels, charging and related services for electric vehicles, gas for road and maritime transportation — to support them in their mobility and help them reduce their carbon footprint. Every day, over 8 million customers visit our 16,000 service stations all over the world. As the world’s number four in lubricants, we design and sell high-performance products for the automotive, industrial and maritime sectors. And to provide the best response to the needs of our B2B customers, we deploy our sales forces, our international logistics network and our diverse offering. We operate in 107 countries, where our 31,000 employees stand close to all of our customers.


About Total

Total is a broad energy group that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is more affordable, more reliable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

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Media Relations TOTAL Deutschland

Delphine Saucier l +49 30 2027-6231 l [email protected]

Annika Schön l +49 30 2027-6223 l [email protected]



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