Our Editorial Board

Launched in September 2014, the new Planète Energies is overseen and endorsed by an Editorial Board made up of 17 independent energy experts from outside Total, who are all leaders in academia, industry, research and communications.  The Editorial Board meets every six months to set the main directions for the website, ensure its objectivity and accessibility, and outline the topics for feature reports and other topics to be covered. Non-energy specialists from the world of education also sit on the Editorial Board, to ensure that the content published on the site is of a high standard. The site is managed on a day-to-day basis by an Editorial Committee made up of information and communications professionals. The Committee meets monthly. It invites the members of the Editorial Board to participate in meetings on the topics that concern them, to determine the best way of explaining subjects and check the accuracy and scientific rigor of the content.

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Valérie Quiniou

Vice-President for Climate & Energy, Total

Valérie Quiniou is a French engineer and naval architect graduated from the École Polytechnique and French School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA). She started working as a Naval Architect in Research and Development with Bouygues Offshore (now Saipem) in 1996, then moved on to Noble Denton in London (2000-2001) before joining Total in Paris in 2002 as a Metocean Advisor. From 2010 to end of 2015, she was Head of the Survey Technologies Department for geophysics, geotechnics, metocean, ice engineering and geomatics applied to development and operations. She was co-chairing the metocean Committee of the IOGP during the past two years. In January 2016, she joined the Corporate Sustainable Development and Environment Division, as Vice-President for Climate & Energy. 

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Yamina Saheb

Senior Energy Policy Analyst, OpenExp

Dr. Yamina SAHEB has 15 years of experience in buildings and appliances energy efficiency. She joined the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) as a Policy and Scientific Officer in October 2013. This role included providing analysis on energy efficiency policies.She is now a Senior Energy Policy Analyst at OpenExp. Previously, she worked at the International Energy Agency (IEA) as a senior buildings expert in the Energy Efficiency and Environment Division, where she established and headed the Sustainable Buildings Centre. Yamina holds a Ph.D in Energy Engineering, Master’s degree on Environmental Policies and Development Economics and an Engineering degree in Buildings’ technologies.