11/11/2020 Press release
Total Appoints Ting Wee Liang as President & CEO of Total Oil Asia Pacific and Country Chair Singapore
Singapore, November 11, 2020 – Total appoints Ting Wee Liang as President & CEO of Total Oil Asia Pacific for its Marketing & Services Division, Asia Pacific and Middle East region. Based out of Singapore, Ting Wee is also the Country Chair to represent all of Total’s business interests in Singapore. Both appointments took effect from October 1, 2020. Ting Wee replaces Christian Cabrol who now assumes the role of CEO of Total Deutschland.
Ting Wee, a Singaporean, has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the energy sector. Since joining Total in 2012, he took on various senior management responsibilities strategy development in the Asia Pacific and Middle East region, as well as P&L responsibilities covering markets in China, Indian Ocean and South Pacific regions. Before returning to Singapore in 2019, Ting Wee had overseas assignments based in Paris and Beijing.
Prior to Total, Ting Wee started his career as a refinery engineer in Singapore before joining the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), where his assignments included an overseas stint based in London.
On his appointment, Ting Wee said, “Since the establishment of our regional headquarters in Singapore in 1982, Total has grown from strength to strength in the Asia Pacific and Middle East region, with presence in over 40 countries. I am excited to lead the passionate and talented team to strengthen our engagement with key businesses and partners in the region, in line with Total’s transformation into a broad energy company, with an ambition to get to net zero in emissions by 2050.”
With close to 6,800 employees in the Asia Pacific and Middle East region, the Marketing & Services Division develops and markets energy products including new energies, along with all associated services. The Division serves customers through its retail network of around 2,400 service stations and offers solutions including lubricants, liquefied petroleum gas, bitumen and special fluids to customers in the professional and industrial markets.
As Singapore Country Chair, Ting Wee will be promoting the business interests of various Total businesses in line with its ambition to be a responsible energy major across the energy value chain.
Contributing to Singapore’s socioeconomics, its 600-strong local workforce volunteers in a series of local societal initiatives including Youth Inclusion and Education, Cultural Dialogue and Heritage as well as Forests and Climate.
About Total in Singapore
Total has been active in Singapore for 38 years since 1982 retailing petrochemicals, marketing LNG petroleum products and related services, and trading oil, petroleum products, natural gas and power. Over the years, Total has grown its regional businesses across all business units and subsidiaries including Exploration & Production; Gas, Renewables & Power; Marketing & Services; Trading & Shipping; Marine Fuels Global Solutions; Total Global Services; Hutchinson; Saft Batteries and Sunpower. Its lubricants oil blending plant in Tuas is also a major global hub, boosting lubricants supply in the Asia Pacific region.
Employees volunteer in local societal initiatives such as teaching entrepreneurship to youths in public schools through a partnership with Halogen Foundation; promoting Singapore-France cultural and heritage in collaboration with the French Embassy in Singapore; raising climate awareness through the World Cleanup Day and contributing to Total Stand Together fundraising for delivery of hygiene kits to affected migrant workers during Covid-19.
About the Marketing & Services division of Total
The Marketing & Services division of Total develops and markets products primarily derived from crude oil, along with all of the associated services. Its 32,000 employees are present in 107 countries and its products and services offers are sold in 150 countries. Every day, Total Marketing Services serves more than 8 million customers in its network of over 15,600 service stations in 71 countries. As the world’s fourth largest distributor of lubricants and the leading distributor of petroleum products in Africa, Total Marketing Services has production sites all over the world, where it manufactures the lubricants, bitumen, additives, special fuels and fluids that sustain its growth.
Total is a broad energy Group, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.