CEO Today UK Awards 2021

72 CEO TODAY UNITED KINGDOM AWARDS 2021 Energy Chammas CEO of Vivo Energy About Christian Chammas Christian, a civil engineer by training, has extensive experience in the energy sector and a deep knowledge of Africa and of other emerging markets. He joined Vivo Energy as Chief Executive Officer in January 2012, shortly after its formation, following the acquisition of Shell’s downstream business in Africa. Since then he has led the Group’s sustained growth, its listing on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges in 2018, and acquisition of part of Engen in 2019. Prior to Vivo Energy, Christian was at Total, the French energy group, for 31 years where he held several executive positions in Africa, the Caribbean and Central America, the Pacific region and India. He served as Chief Executive Officer for the Total group of companies in Nigeria, Cameroon and Kenya. This was followed by successive positions as Executive Vice President for the Total group of companies for Central Africa, Caribbean and Central America and as the Total group representative and Executive Country Chairman for the downstream companies in India. His last position at Total was as Executive Vice President for the MENA region in the downstream division. Firm Profile We are Vivo Energy, the company that distributes and markets Shell and Engen branded fuels and lubricants to retail and commercial customers in Africa. We operate in 23 countries across North, West, East and Southern Africa where we have a network of over 2,000 service stations. We also export lubricants to a number of other African countries. Focused on fuelling Africa’s future we make our customers’ lives easier and their experience with us more convenient, enjoyable and rewarding. We offer high-quality products and services to our customers, setting new standards for safety, innovation and service, wherever we operate. Our vision is to become the most respected energy business in Africa. Doing business the right way At Vivo Energy, we don’t set ourselves demanding ethical standards out of a sense of altruism or because we lack ambition. We do the right thing because it’s the best way to succeed and grow the business. The standards we apply and adhere to across Africa are the same high standards that apply in the world’s most tightly regulated downstream markets. We have zero tolerance for corruption, unsafe practices, environmental neglect or unfair competition. Core Values Our core values are honesty, integrity and respect for people. They underpin all the work we do and are the foundation of our business. We uphold these values in everything we do. Indeed, they are crucial to our success and growth as a company, and to achieving our vision of becoming ‘Africa’s most respected energy business’. These core values are encapsulated in our Code of Conduct andGeneral Business Principles, which outline clear, concrete and detailed principles and ethical actions by which we should conduct ourselves, and drive the behaviour expected of every employee in every Vivo Energy operation at all times. www. Christian

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