People: Ocean Rig UDW Inc (ORIG.OQ)

ORIG.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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26 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George Economou

61 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President

Anthony Kandylidis

37 2012 Executive Vice President

Gilles Bocabarteille

46 2013 Senior Vice President - Operations and Technical

Solan Drakoulis

60 2013 Vice President - Accounting

Nikolaos Bornozis

Director of Investor Relations, IR Contact Officer

Savvas Georghiades

64 2010 Director

John Liveris

62 2014 Director

Kyros Melas

49 2013 Director

Prokopios Tsirigakis

59 2011 Director

Biographies

Name Description

George Economou

Mr. George Economou has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors , Chief Executive Officer and President of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Since December 2010, and as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company since September 2, 2010. Mr. Economou has over 25 years of experience in the maritime industry. He has served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of DryShips Inc. since January 2005. He successfully took DryShips public in February 2005, on NASDAQ under the trading symbol "DRYS". Mr. Economou has overseen the growth of DryShips into one of the largest US-listed dry bulk companies in fleet size and revenue and one of the largest Panamax owners in the world. Mr. Economou has also served as a director of Danaos Corporation and a director and President of AllShips Inc. since 2010. Mr. Economou began his career in 1976 when he commenced working as a Superintendent Engineer in Thenamaris Ship Management in Greece. From 1981-1986 he held the position of General Manager of Oceania Maritime Agency in New York. Between 1986 and 1991 he invested and participated in the formation of numerous individual shipping companies and in 1991 he founded Cardiff Marine Inc., Group of Companies. Mr. Economou is a member of ABS Council, Intertanko Hellenic Shipping Forum, and Lloyds Register Hellenic Advisory Committee. Mr. Economou is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a Master of Science in Shipping and Shipbuilding Management.

Anthony Kandylidis

Mr.Anthony Kandylidis has served as Executive Vice President of Ocean Rig UDW Inc since June 2012. Mr. Kandylidis started his career at OMI Corporation's commercial department. During his tenure at OMI Corporation, he gained significant experience in the tanker vessel business and held various positions with responsibilities spanning Sale and Purchase, Time Charters, FFA Trading, Corporate Finance and Strategic Planning. In the spring of 2006, Mr. Kandylidis returned to Greece where he provided consultancy services to companies affiliated with Mr. George Economou. In September of 2006, Mr. Kandylidis founded OceanFreight Inc. and he took OceanFreight Inc. public in April of 2007. In 2011 OceanFreight Inc. was absorbed by DryShips through a merger. Mr. Kandylidis graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and continued his studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he graduated with a Masters degree of Science in Ocean Systems Management. Mr. Kandylidis is the nephew of our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of DryShips, Mr. George Economou, and the son of a director of DryShips.

Gilles Bocabarteille

Mr.Gilles Bocabarteille is Senior Vice President - Operations and Technical of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. He joined company in August 2012 as Senior Vice President Technical and Engineering and has served as our Senior Vice President Operations and Technical since January 1, 2013. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Bocabarteille served as Vice President, Asset Management of Ensco plc, or Ensco, and, prior to its acquisition by Ensco, Pride International, Inc., or Pride International, from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Bocabarteille also served as Managing Director of Pride International from 2005 to 2008 in Brazil, Operations Manager, Rig Manager and Offshore Installation Manager of Pride International from 1999 to 2004 in Angola and Commissioning Manager of Pride International for the construction of the Pride Angola in Korea in 1999. Mr. Bocabarteille began his career with FORASOL in 1991, where he served as Country Manager, Venezuela from 1994 to 1996 and Offshore Operations Manager from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Bocabarteille received a Mechanical Engineering degree from Arts et Metiers "ENSAM" in France in 1991.

Solan Drakoulis

Mr.Solan Drakoulis has served as Vice President - Accounting of Ocean Rig UDW Inc since January 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dracoulis was the Chief Financial Officer of OceanFreight Inc. (a former Nasdaq listed company acquired by DryShips Inc. in 2011) from 2010 to 2011 and before that he was the Chief Accounting Officer of OceanFreight from April 2007 until his promotion to CFO effective January 2010. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Dracoulis served as a consultant to Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM), where he was responsible for financial reporting and SEC reporting compliance. Prior to that period, Mr. Dracoulis held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Stelmar Shipping, Inc. following the acquisition of the company by Overseas Shipholding Group in early 2005. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Dracoulis served as a Financial Controller Budget and Reporting Officer of Stelmar. From 1980 to 2001, Mr. Dracoulis worked for Arthur Andersen & CO., KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he commenced his career as an auditor – analyst and later became a Principal in the shipping audit division. Mr. Dracoulis has a degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the Business Administration and Commercial Studies branch of the University of Athens and is a member of the Association of Certified Accountants and Auditors of Greece. He is also a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy at Aspropyrgos and has spent five years of service at sea as a Radio Officer.

Nikolaos Bornozis

Savvas Georghiades

Mr. Savvas Georghiades has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. since December 2010. Mr. Georghiades has been a practicing lawyer in Cyprus since 1976. He is a graduate of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece.

John Liveris

Professor John. D. Liveris has been Member of the Board of Directors of Ocean Rig UDW Inc since February 14, 2014. He is an international consultant in the energy and technology industries. During the years from 2007 to 2011, he served as Chairman of the Board of OceanFreight Inc. Prior to his current activities and until 1999, he was the Group Senior Advisor at Intracom. He studied mechanical engineering at Tufts University in Boston and did his graduateand doctoral studies in engineering management at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. There he taught from 1979 to 1996, attaining Professorial rank.

Kyros Melas

Mr.Kyros Melas is Director of Ocean Rig UDW Inc.Mr.Melas serves as a Board member of, and is the Business Development Director and Founding Partner, of EDT Oil & Gas Ltd., a Cyprus-based oil and gas services company specializing in the supply of high specification offshore support vessels to oil and gas industry worldwide. He is a graduate of the University of Zurich and holds an M.Sc. in Shipping, Trade and Finance from City University.

Prokopios Tsirigakis

Mr. Prokopios (Akis) Tsirigakis has served as Member of the Board of Directors at Ocean Rig UDW Inc since September 2011. Mr. Tsirigakis serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp., a blank check company formed for the purpose of acquiring one or more operating businesses or assets. In November 2007 he founded, and until February 2011 was the President and Chief Executive Officer of, Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a dry-bulk shipping company listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: SBLK). He also served as a director of Star Bulk Carriers Corp. from November 2007 to March 2012. From November 2005 until November 2007, Mr. Tsirigakis founded and served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Star Maritime Acquisition Corp. (AMEX: SEA). Mr. Tsirigakis is experienced in ship ownership, ship management and new shipbuilding projects. Mr. Tsirigakis formerly served on the board of directors of DryShips. Since November 2003, he served as Managing Director of Oceanbulk Maritime S.A., a dry cargo shipping company that has operated and managed vessels. From November 1998 until November 2007, Mr. Tsirigakis served as the Managing Director of Combine Marine Inc., a company which he founded and that is providing ship management services to third parties. From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Tsirigakis was the Vice-President and Technical Director of Konkar Shipping Agencies S.A. of Athens, after having served as Konkar's Technical Director from 1984 to 1991. Mr. Tsirigakis received his Masters and B.Sc. in Naval Architecture from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and has seagoing experience.
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