Clean Energy Names Total Executive to Board of Directors


Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of natural gas fuel and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel for transportation in the U.S. and Canada, has appointed Philippe Charleux, senior vice president of Total Marketing Services S.A.S. (TMS), a subsidiary of Total S.A., to its board of directors. 

Charleux will replace Total executive Momar Nguer, president of TMS, who is stepping down, and join Philippe Montantême, senior vice president of strategy marketing research at TMS, who already serves on Clean Energy’s board.

“Clean Energy is fortunate to have the talent, expertise and energy that our directors from our partner Total bring to the table,” says Stephen Scully, board chairman at Clean Energy. “I am confident that like his colleagues, Philippe is going to make an important and positive impact on our company, and we welcome his contribution.”

Charleux, 58, is senior vice president of lubricants and specialties at TMS and is also a member of Total’s Group Performance Management Committee. He joined Total in 1986 as a research engineer and has held many positions, including engineering, product quality, sales, strategy and executive leadership roles before being appointed vice president.

“Total supports Clean Energy’s vision of promoting a clean and renewable fuel alternative for fleet vehicles in the transportation industry,” says Charleux. 

“I look forward to working with my fellow Clean Energy board members and its executive management team to deepen the relationship so that we can leverage the strengths of our two companies to grow the natural gas fueling market,” he adds. 

Clean Energy also says its longtime director and former chairman, Warren I. Mitchell, has retired. Mitchell, a former chairman and president of Southern Gas Company, was one of the company’s first board members.

Photo: Philippe Charleux

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