Raymond Lévy - Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Elf Aquitaine
Born June 28, 1927 in Paris. Lycées Rollin and Saint-Louis (Paris), École polytechnique, École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineer at the Corps des Mines, Master of Sciences. Internship at Houillères du Nord et du Pas-de-Calais in 1952-1953, working for the mineralogical district of Toulouse until 1957, when he joined the RAP (Régie Autonome des Pétroles) as an engineer, then Chief Engineer and Director attached to the General Management. In 1966, he was Executive Vice President of E&P at ERAP until 1972, then Executive Vice President of the refining-distribution branch, then Vice President in 1976. From 1966 to 1972 he was also Managing Director of the Société française de recherches et d'exploitations pétrolières (SOFREP). In 1972 he was Chief Executive Officer of Elf Union and in 1976 Chairman. From 1975 to 1980 he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Elf France and from 1976 to 1980 he was Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Elf Aquitaine. He is a graduate of the Ecole des Mines engineering school (Ingénieur Général des Mines), Chairman of the Compagnie Française des Aciers Spéciaux (1981-1984), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Usinor (1982-1984), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Solmer (1982-1984), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cockerill Sambre (1985-1986), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Régie Renault (1986-1992), and Vice-Chairman of the Conseil Général des Mines in 1987. Chairman of the European Foundation for Quality Management (1991). From 1998 to 2001, he was Chairman of CDR (Consortium de réalisation des actifs du Crédit lyonnais). City Councillor of Vaucresson (Hauts-de-Seine) from 2001 to 2008. Officer of the Legion of Honour, Commander of the National Order of Merit. Died in December 2014.