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Cobalt International Energy Inc (CIE.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Utt

59 2016 Interim Chairman of the Board

Timothy Cuttle

60 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Powell

2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

James Painter

58 2016 Interim Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Jeffrey Starzec

39 2015 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

James Farnsworth

60 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Exploration Officer

Shashank Karve

61 2014 Executive Vice President-Projects

Richard Smith

56 2014 Senior Vice President

Lynne Hackedorn

57 2011 Vice President - Government and Public Affairs

Jack Golden

67 2010 Independent Director

John Hagale

59 2016 Independent Director

Kay Hutchison

72 2013 Independent Director

Jon Marshall

64 2010 Independent Director

Kenneth Moore

46 2011 Independent Director

Myles Scoggins

68 2010 Independent Director

D. Jeff van Steenbergen

60 2005 Independent Director

Martin Young

63 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Utt

Mr. William P. Utt is Interim Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Utt is currently the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of KBR, Inc. Mr. Utt has announced his intention to retire from KBR, Inc. during 2014. Prior to joining KBR in 2006, Mr. Utt was President and CEO of SUEZ Energy North America and its predecessor companies from 1995 to 2006, with responsibility for the LNG, retail energy, energy marketing and trading, power generation and development businesses. Mr. Utt currently serves on the National Petroleum Council, which provides advice and analysis to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. Mr. Utt holds a B.S. and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia and has an M.B.A. from The Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.

Timothy Cuttle

Mr. Timothy J. Cuttle is appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Effective July 2, 2016. He served as President, Petroleum of BHP Billiton, accountable for its global oil and gas business from July 2013 until March 2016. Mr. Cutt joined BHP Billiton in 2007 as the President of the Production Division in the Petroleum business where he was accountable for running operations in the UK, Pakistan, Trinidad & Tobago, Algeria, Australia and the US. During this time, he was instrumental in building the operating capacity for BHP Billiton's Deepwater Business. Before joining BHP Billiton, Mr. Cutt held positions in engineering, operations and senior management for 25 years with Mobil Oil Corporation and then ExxonMobil. During this time he spent 10 years supporting exploration and production activities in the Gulf of Mexico and held positions of President Hibernia Management and Development Co. and President of ExxonMobil de Venezuela. Mr. Cutt is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering.

David Powell

Mr. David D. Powell is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Powell has had more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer for BHP Billiton – Petroleum and was accountable for all finance, accounting, commercial assurance, supply chain and information technology activities from March 2009 until May 2016. Mr. Powell joined BHP Billiton from Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation where he served as Vice President Houston Finance from November 2007 to February 2009. Mr. Powell began his employment with Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation in 1981 and held progressively more senior roles in the United States, Argentina, Russia, Malaysia and Qatar until he joined Petroleum of BHP Billiton. Mr. Powell started his career in 1980 with the public accounting firm Deloitte, Haskins and Sells. Mr. Powell holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, graduating summa cum laude from William Jewell College, he completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School and he holds a Certified Public Accountant certificate from the state of Missouri

James Painter

Mr. James H. Painter is Interim Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Cobalt International Energy Inc. Mr. Painter previously served as our Executive Vice President, Gulf of Mexico from our inception in November 2005 until April 2013. Mr. Painter has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Cobalt, from February 2004 to September 2005, Mr. Painter was the Senior Vice President of Exploration and Technology at Unocal Corporation. Prior to his position at Unocal Corporation (following the merger between Ocean Energy Inc. and Devon Energy Corporation), from April 2003 to October 2003, Mr. Painter served as the Vice President of Exploration at Devon Energy Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company. From January 1995 to April 2003, Mr. Painter served in various manager and executive positions at Ocean Energy Inc. (and its predecessor Flores and Rucks, Inc.) with his final position as Senior Vice President of Gulf of Mexico and International Exploration. Additional industry experience includes positions at Forest Oil Corporation, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, Mobil Oil Corporation and Superior Oil Company, Inc. Mr. Painter holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Louisiana State University.

Jeffrey Starzec

Mr. Jeffrey A. Starzec is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Cobalt International Energy Inc., since 2015. Mr. Starzec also serves as our Corporate Secretary. Mr. Starzec served as our Senior Vice President and General Counsel from January 2012 to February 2015. From June 2009 until December 2011, Mr. Starzec served as our Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Cobalt, Mr. Starzec practiced corporate and securities law at Vinson & Elkins LLP from 2006 until 2009, where he represented a variety of energy companies, including Cobalt in connection with its strategic alliance with Total in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Starzec began his legal career at Baker Botts LLP and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Duke University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

James Farnsworth

Mr. James W. Farnsworth is the Chief Exploration Officer and Executive Vice President of Cobalt International Energy Inc. Mr. Farnsworth previously served as Chief Exploration Officer from our inception in November 2005 until April 2013. Mr. Farnsworth has had more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Farnsworth held the position of Vice President of World-Wide Exploration and Technology, at BP p.l.c., a global energy company, responsible for BP p.l.c.’s global exploration business inclusive of North America, West Africa, North Africa, South America, Russia and the Far East. His prior positions at BP p.l.c., from 1983 to 2003, include: Vice President of North America Exploration; Vice President of Gulf of Mexico Exploration; Exploration Manager for Alaska; Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Production Manager for non-operated fields. Mr. Farnsworth has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from Indiana University and a Masters of Science Degree in Geophysics from Western Michigan University.

Shashank Karve

Mr. Shashank V. Karve is the Executive Vice President - Projects of Cobalt International Energy, Inc., since 2014. Mr. Karve has over 30 years of experience managing and executing large scale offshore oil and gas developments. Prior to joining Cobalt, from September 2011 to December 2014, Mr. Karve was President and CEO of Seanergis Management Services, a company he co-founded to offer area wide upstream and midstream infrastructure to the oil and gas industry. From 2009 until May 2011, Mr. Karve held the positions of Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of MODEC, Inc. and Chairman and CEO of MODEC International Inc., a global provider of floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessels and other offshore oil and gas infrastructure. During this time, Mr. Karve was responsible for the on-time delivery of the first FPSOs on the pre-salt Lula field offshore Brazil and the Jubilee field offshore Ghana. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Karve served as President and CEO of MODEC International LLC, where he oversaw MODEC’s entry into the Brazilian and Angolan FPSO markets. Prior to that, Mr. Karve held several senior managerial positions with MODEC International LLC, including serving as Chief Operating Officer from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Karve received a graduate degree in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Richard Smith

Mr. Richard Anthony Smith is Senior Vice President of Cobalt International Energy, Inc., since September 2014. Prior to holding this position, Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President and President of Cobalt Angola from November 2013 to September 2014. Mr. Smith served as Vice President, Investor Relations, Compliance and Risk Management from December 2012 until November 2013. Before that, Mr. Smith served as Vice President, Investor Relations and Planning from October 2011 until December 2012. Mr. Smith served as Vice President, International Business Development, Commercial and Finance from September 2010 until October 2011. From October 2007 until September 2010, Mr. Smith served as our Vice President. Mr. Smith has over 33 years of oil and gas industry experience in North American and international markets. Prior to joining Cobalt, from September 2005 to September 2007, Mr. Smith was Vice President, Joint Venture Development Corporate Affairs for the BP Russia Offshore Strategic Performance Unit, an oil and gas exploration and production unit of BP. From February 2002 to August 2005, he held the position of Vice President and then Executive Director for BP Exploration (Angola) Limited, an oil and gas exploration and production company operating in Angola. Mr. Smith’s additional industry experience includes leadership positions at various companies in the oil and gas industry operating in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary.

Lynne Hackedorn

Ms. Lynne L. Hackedorn is Vice President - Government and Public Affairs of Cobalt International Energy Inc., since 2011. Ms. Hackedorn served as our Vice President, Government, Public Affairs and Land from September 2010 until October 2011. From April 2006 until September 2010, Ms. Hackedorn served as our Vice President, Land. Ms. Hackedorn has over 31 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Cobalt, from 2001 to 2006, Ms. Hackedorn served as Senior Landman at Hydro Gulf of Mexico, L.L.C., formerly Spinnaker Exploration Company, L.L.C., an oil and gas exploration and production company, handling a variety of land functions within both the shelf and deepwater areas of the Gulf of Mexico. From 1998 to 2001, Ms. Hackedorn held management positions within the offshore Gulf of Mexico regions of Sonat Exploration GOM, Inc. and El Paso Production GOM, Inc., both oil and gas exploration and production companies. From 1994 to 1998, Ms. Hackedorn was a Landman with Zilkha Energy Company, also an oil and gas exploration and production company. Ms. Hackedorn began her career as a Landman in 1984 at ARCO Oil and Gas Company, where she worked in the onshore South Texas region from 1984 until 1990, and then in the offshore Gulf of Mexico region from 1990 until 1994. Ms. Hackedorn currently also serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of National Ocean Industries Association. Ms. Hackedorn earned her Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Houston, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Jack Golden

Dr. Jack E. Golden is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Golden joined Shell in 1977 and later BP in 1982. He held numerous executive positions in North America, including President of BP's North American E&P business. For much of his last decade with BP, he served as Group Vice President – Exploration and Production. During this period, he was involved with the development and operation of BP's business in North America, Europe, South America, West Africa and Russia. Dr. Golden retired from BP at the beginning of 2006. He is currently Managing Director of Edgewater Energy LLC, a Texas based oil and gas company. Additionally, Dr. Golden is President of Four Winds Consulting LLC, which served as advisor to the Board from March 2007 until December 2009. Dr. Golden holds a PhD in Physics.

John Hagale

Mr. John E. Hagale is Independent Director of the Company. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rosetta Resources, Inc. from November 2011 until its merger with Noble Energy, Inc. in July 2015. Prior to joining Rosetta, Mr. Hagale was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of The Methodist Hospital System from June 2003 through October 2011. He was also employed with Burlington Resources Inc. and its predecessor Burlington Northern Inc. for 15 years where he held a series of executive financial positions with increasing responsibilities, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Burlington Resources Inc. Mr. Hagale began his career with Deloitte Haskins and Sells. Mr. Hagale holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He has more than 30 years of financial and accounting experience and is a certified public accountant.

Kay Hutchison

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is an Independent Director of the Company. Senator Hutchison has over 40 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Currently, Senator Hutchison serves as Senior Counsel in Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP’s Dallas, Texas office. From 1993 to 2013, she served as a U.S. Senator and was the first woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. In the history of the Senate, Senator Hutchison was one of only two women ever elected to Republican leadership. She also served as the Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, as well as the Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, and Science. She was the Chairman of the Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee and served on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. Prior to her Senate service, Senator Hutchison was elected Texas State Treasurer in 1990 and to the Texas House of Representatives in 1972, representing the first Republican woman elected to that body. She served in the Texas House until 1976 when she was appointed by President Gerald Ford to serve as Vice-Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. In addition to her political career, Senator Hutchison is also a former bank executive, journalist and small business owner. The University of Texas Law School recently honored Senator Hutchison by establishing the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Latin American Law, named for Hutchison in honor of her many contributions, both to the nation and to the University of Texas system, where she has ardently promoted the importance of research and diversity within higher education. Senator Hutchison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.

Jon Marshall

Mr. Jon A. Marshall is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Marshall served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Transocean Inc. from November 2007 until May 2008 and was a member of Transocean's Board of Directors from November 2007 until December 2008. Mr. Marshall served as a director and Chief Executive Officer of GlobalSantaFe Corporation from May 2003 until November 2007, when it merged with a subsidiary of Transocean, and served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of GlobalSantaFe from November 2001 until May 2003. From 1998 to November 2001, Mr. Marshall was employed with Global Marine Inc. where he held the same position. Mr. Marshall currently serves as a director of Noble Corporation. Mr. Marshall received his B.S. degree from the United States Military Academy..

Kenneth Moore

Mr. Kenneth W. Moore is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Moore is a Managing Director of First Reserve Corporation, a private equity company which invests exclusively in the energy industry, which he joined in 2004. Prior to joining First Reserve, Mr. Moore spent four years with Morgan Stanley in New York. Mr. Moore served as a director of Chart Industries, Inc. from October 2005 to November 2007 and Dresser-Rand Group Inc. from October 2004 to May 2007. Mr. Moore holds a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University..

Myles Scoggins

Dr. Myles W. Scoggins is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Scoggins has been President of the Colorado School of Mines since 2006. Dr. Scoggins retired from Mobil Corporation and Exxon Mobil Corporation after a 34-year career where he held senior executive positions in the upstream oil and gas business. From 1999 to 2004 he served as Executive Vice President of Exxon Mobil Production Company. Prior to the merger of Mobil and Exxon in late 1999, he was President, International Exploration & Production and Global Exploration, and an officer and member of the executive committee of Mobil Oil Corporation. He was a director for Venoco, Inc. from June 2007 until October 2012, Trico Marine Services, Inc. from March 2005 until August 2011 and Questar Corporation from February 2005 until June 2010. In addition, he is a member of the National Advisory Council of the United States Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Dr. Scoggins has a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Tulsa..

D. Jeff van Steenbergen

Mr. D. Jeff van Steenbergen is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. van Steenbergen is a co-founding and General Partner of KERN Partners Ltd., an energy sector private equity firm based in Calgary. He has been with this firm since 2001 and serves on the boards of six of KERN's international and Canadian portfolio companies. Prior to that, Mr. van Steenbergen was a Managing Director and co-head of North American Oil and Gas with JP Morgan and Co., and before that was a Managing Director with a leading Canadian investment banking firm. He has been active in the North American and international energy sector for close to 35 years and has a broad range of experience as a private equity investor, investment banker, and in operating and operations management roles with Mobil Corporation and with Schlumberger. Mr. van Steenbergen holds a B.A.S.C. in Civil Engineering from Queen's University and an M.B.A. from Dalhousie University, and attended executive programs at Harvard Business School, Stanford University and INSEAD.

Martin Young

Mr. Martin H. Young, Jr., is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Young has been the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Falcon Seaboard Diversified, Inc. and its predecessor companies, Falcon Seaboard Holdings, L.P. and Falcon Seaboard Resources, Inc., since 1992. Falcon is a private energy company involved in natural gas exploration and production, real estate and private investments. In July 2007, Mr. Young retired as Chairman of the Board (a position he had held for 11 years) and as a member of the Board of the Texas Mutual Insurance Company (a position he had held for 12 years), the largest provider of workers' compensation insurance in the State of Texas. Prior to his employment with Falcon, Mr. Young had 13 years of banking experience, the last ten working for a major California bank as the Vice President/Area Manager for the corporate banking group. Until its sale in 2013, Mr. Young served as Chairman of the board of directors of the Berry Petroleum Company, an independent energy company, a position he has held for eight of the past thirteen years he has served on Berry Petroleum's board. Mr. Young holds a B.B.A. from Duquesne University and an M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University.