Christophe de Margerie
| Christophe de Margerie |
|Died||20 October 2014 (Age 63)|
Cause of death
|Alma mater||ESCP Europe|
|Victim of||premature death|
Christophe de Margerie was a French businessman. He died in a bizarre air crash in Moscow and was succeeded by fellow Bilderberger Patrick Pouyanné.
Christophe de Margerie joined the Total Group after graduating from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce in Paris in 1974. In 2007 he was made chief executive of the company.
Christophe de Margerie was in a corporate jet which collided with a snow plough and burst into flames. All four people on board were killed. Svetlana Krivsun, 23, charged with causing death of Christophe de Margerie. She is suspected of having given the order for the private jet to take off. It crashed after its front wheel clipped a snowplough on the runway. Russian investigators claimed that the driver of the snow plough, Vladimir Martynenko was drunk, but he denied this. Interfax reported on January 14, 2016 that the charges against Svetlana Krivsun were dropped  'due to the absence of incriminating evidence' according to her lawyer.
The incident happen in the same year when the US government put intense pressure on European companies and governments to cancel business with Russia, including record 'fines' to the French bank BNP Paribas.
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/2008||5 June 2008||8 June 2008||US|
|The 56th Bilderberg, Chantilly, Virginia, 139 guests|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2011||26 January 2011||30 January 2011||World Economic Forum|
|2230 guests in Davos|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2012||25 January 2012||29 January 2012||World Economic Forum|
|2113 guests in Davos|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2013||23 January 2013||27 January 2013||World Economic Forum|
|2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2014||22 January 2014||25 January 2014||World Economic Forum|
|2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"|