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Energy and Management

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The Total Chair in Energy and Management will focus on education, training and applied research specific to the challenges facing the global energy industry.The ultimate aim is to make significance contributions to improved energy business practices on a global scale, with a strong focus on Qatar and the wider Gulf region.
Vice-president of education at Qatar Foundation, HE Abdulla bin Ali al-Thani, applauded the partnership with HEC by saying:. 
"I am very pleased that two of Qatar Foundation's strategic partners have created a chair in energy management. Total is an anchor tenant of Qatar Science and Technology Park, while HEC Paris is a new educational partner. This is very much in line with our philosophy of encouraging collaboration between world-class players in the areas of significance for our future development. Through the programmes of HEC Qatar, industrial leaders will benefit greatly from this development and will be better equipped to build our region's knowledge based economy."
Total's vice-president of human resources, Francois Viaud, says: "As a partner dedicated to sustainable growth in Qatar and the region, we are proud to announce this new commitment at a global scale here in Doha. We highly value the strength of the focus given to education by Qatar Foundation under the leadership of HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser and we feel it is important to contribute in a larger way - in this case by creating and diffusing new knowledge in the energy field, By establishing this chair, Total is blending two critical ingredients; its expertise in the energy industry with HEC Paris' expertise in management to create a new body of knowledge which will be of great benefit to current and future stakeholders." 
HEC Paris Dean, Bernard Ramanantsoa, says: "This year HEC is celebrating its 130th anniversary. This history of success is deeply rooted in our ability to help invent the future of business.Our mission in Qatar is to help improve corporate competitiveness and develop innovative research of relevance to the region and its industries. Both our partnership with QF and the chair with Total help achieve this mission."

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