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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ron Moskovitz

53 2011 Chairman of the Board

Christian Beckett

44 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Paul Reese

43 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Robert MacChesney

55 2008 Chief Operating Officer

Cees Van Diemen

59 2009 Senior Vice President of Operations

Coy Wright

Vice President Information Technology

Kinga Doris

44 2010 Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

John Boots

Vice President Treasurer

Michelle Hobbs

Vice President of Human Resources

Paul Linkin

Vice President QHSE

Edgar Rincon

2012 Vice President - Operations Support

Jeremy Asher

57 2011 Director

Laurence Charney

68 2011 Director

Cyril Pierre Jean Ducau

35 2011 Director

Elias Sakellis

37 2012 Director

Paul Wolff

65 2011 Director

Sami Iskander

49 2013 Independent Director

Robert Schwed

2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ron Moskovitz

Mr. Ron Moskovitz has been appointed as a Chairman of the Board of Directors at Pacific Drilling SA as of March 2011. Mr. Moskovitz is the Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Pacific (UK) LLP, a member of the Quantum Pacific Group, and serves as a board member of Israel Corp., Israel’s largest holding company with its core holdings focused on industries that meet basic human, industrial and economic needs (e.g., fertilizers and specialty chemicals, energy, shipping and transportation), which may be considered an affiliate of the Idan Ofer family. From July 2008 until December 2012, Mr. Moskovitz served as Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited. From July 2002 until November 2007, Mr. Moskovitz served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Amdocs Limited. From 1998 until July 2002, he served as Vice President of Finance at Amdocs. Between 1994 and 1998, Mr. Moskovitz held various senior financial positions at Tower Semiconductor Ltd. and served on its board of directors from 2007 to September 2011. Mr. Moskovitz is a CPA in Israel and holds a BA in Accounting and Economics from Haifa University and an Master of Business Administration from Tel Aviv University.

Christian Beckett

Mr. Christian J. Beckett serves as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer at Pacific Drilling SA. Mr. Beckett has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining us, he led the Strategic Business Development and Planning group at Transocean Ltd. from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Beckett served at McKinsey & Company, Inc. from 2001 to 2004, where he provided strategic and operating advice to global energy companies and governments, and from 1990 to 2001 at Schlumberger Limited in a series of international management roles with increasing responsibilities. Mr. Beckett was appointed to the board of directors of Tellus Oilfield Inc. in October 2012. Mr. Beckett holds a Bachelor of Science in Exploration Geophysics from University College London and a Masters of Business Administration from Rice University.

Paul Reese

Mr. Paul T. Reese has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Drilling SA effective February 28, 2014. Mr. Reese, a founding member of Pacific Drilling's management team, joined the company in 2008 from BHP Billiton where he was Controller for Exploration & Development. His considerable industry experience includes more than a decade at Transocean with international postings in the Far East and Latin America, including Finance Director for the North and South America Business Unit and Assistant Vice-President for Audit and Advisory Services. Prior to joining Transocean, he worked at Arthur Andersen LLP. He completed his CPA in 2000. He holds a BA in Economics and Managerial Studies and a Masters in Accounting from Rice University.

Robert MacChesney

Mr. Robert F. MacChesney serves as Chief Operating Officer at Pacific Drilling SA, since September 2008. Mr. MacChesney has over 30 years of experience in the drilling industry. Prior to joining us, he served at Transocean from 2000 to 2008 and at Schlumberger Limited, and offshore drilling subsidiary Sedco Forex Limited, from 1979 to 2000. During his tenure with Transocean Ltd. and Schlumberger Limited, he held a variety of positions in Operations Management and Marketing, including Country Manager in Malaysia, India, Brazil and the United Kingdom, Region Manager in the Middle East and India and Corporate Director, Deepwater Marketing. Mr. MacChesney holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Southampton University in the United Kingdom.

Cees Van Diemen

Mr. Cees Van Diemen serves as Senior Vice President of Operations at Pacific Drilling SA, since February 2009. Mr. Van Diemen has over 35 years of experience in the mobile offshore drilling industry and extensive experience in deepwater drilling from the early days of 600 feet water depth activity in 1977 to recent operations in 9,200 feet water depth. Prior to joining us, he served at Noble Drilling Corporation, and its predecessor Neddrill, as Vice President & Division Manager Brazil from 2005 to October 2008 and Vice President & Division Manager Mobiles Europe from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Van Diemen’s career started offshore in the traditional drill positions from Floorman to Offshore Installation Manager, before taking on increasing responsibility in onshore management roles from rig manager in West Africa, the Mediterranean and the North Sea, to district manager in the North Sea and Vice President & Division Manager in Europe and more recently in Brazil. Mr. Van Diemen holds a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Engineering from the University of Apeldoorn in the Netherlands.

Coy Wright

Mr. Coy Wright serves as Vice President Information Technology at Pacific Drilling SA. He has over 25 years of experience managing global information technology with various energy industry companies, including Weatherford, Halliburton, and Gulf Mark Offshore.

Kinga Doris

Ms. Kinga E. Doris has served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Pacific Drilling SA, since September 2010. Ms. Doris has over 15 years of experience advising global energy companies and is a frequent speaker on FCPA and anti-corruption issues. Prior to joining us, she served as Chief Counsel for Pride International Inc. from 2006 to 2010, where she was responsible for legal affairs of the global operations and strategic planning groups. From 1999 to 2006, Ms. Doris served as Associate General Counsel of Core Laboratories N.V. Prior to joining Core Laboratories, Ms. Doris was an attorney in the Houston offices of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene, and MacRae LLP. Ms. Doris holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech University.

John Boots

Mr. John Boots serves as Vice President Treasurer at Pacific Drilling SA. He has over 20 years of European and United States experience in the energy industry, including 14 years at Noble Drilling and its predecessor Neddrill.

Michelle Hobbs

Ms. Michelle Hobbs serves as Vice President of Human Resources at Pacific Drilling SA. She has over 15 years experience in international Human Resources strategy development and execution, acquisitions and integration, organizational planning and design, compensation and budgeting.

Paul Linkin

Mr. Paul Linkin serves as Vice President for Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) at Pacific Drilling SA. He has nnearly 20 years of experience in various operations and QHSE management roles at Schlumberger.

Edgar Rincon

Mr. Edgar Rincon serves as Vice President - Operations Support at Pacific Drilling SA. He has 12 years of experience in the consulting and energy industries most recently at McKinsey in Caracas and Houston.

Jeremy Asher

Mr. Jeremy Asher was appointed as Member of the Board of Directors at Pacific Drilling SA in April 2011. Mr. Asher is currently Chairman of Agile Energy Limited, a privately held energy investment company; Chairman of Tower Resources plc, an oil & gas exploration company; a director of Better Place BV, a company promoting and enabling the mass deployment of electric cars; and an advisor to Oil Refineries Limited, an independent refiner and petrochemicals producer. Until 2010, he also served as a director of Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd., another oil and gas exploration company; and until 2008 he served as a director of Process Systems Enterprise Limited, a developer of process simulation software. Between 2001 and the present, Mr. Asher has also served as a director and financial investor in various other enterprises. From 1998 until 2001, Mr. Asher served as the Chief Executive Officer of PA Consulting Group, where he oversaw PA’s globalization and growth from 2,500 to nearly 4,000 employees, and negotiated and managed the integration of PA’s acquisition of Hagler Bailly, Inc. Between 1990 and 1997 he acquired, developed and sold the 275,000 bbl/d Beta oil refinery at Wilhelmshaven in Germany. Prior to that, in the late 1980’s, Mr. Asher ran the global oil products trading business of what is now Glencore AG and, prior to that, spent several years as a consultant at what is now Oliver Wyman. Mr. Asher is a graduate of the London School of Economics and holds an Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He is also a member of the London Business School’s Global Advisory Council and serves as a member of the Engineering Advisory Board of Imperial Innovations plc, the commercial arm of Imperial College.

Laurence Charney

Mr. Laurence N. Charney has been appointed as Member of the Board of Directors at Pacific Drilling SA as of April 2011. Mr. Charney retired from Ernst & Young LLP (“Ernst & Young”) in June 2007, where, over the course of his more than 35-year career, he served as Partner, Practice Leader and Senior Advisor. Since his retirement from Ernst & Young, Mr. Charney has served as a business strategist and financial advisor to boards, senior management and investors of early stage ventures, private businesses and small to mid-cap public corporations across the consumer products, energy, real estate, high-tech/software, media/entertainment, and non-profit sectors. His most recent affiliations have included board tenures with Marvel Entertainment, Inc., Pure BioFuels, Inc. and Mrs. Fields Original Cookies. He was appointed to the board of TG Therapeutics, Inc. in April 2012 and the board of Iconix Brand Group, Inc. in February 2011. Mr. Charney is a graduate of Hofstra University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration (Accounting), and he also completed an Executive Masters program at Columbia University. Mr. Charney maintains active membership with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Cyril Pierre Jean Ducau

Mr. Cyril Ducau has been appointed as Member of the Board of Directors at Pacific Drilling SA as of April 2011. Mr. Ducau joined the Quantum Pacific Group in 2008 and is currently a Managing Director Finance and Business Development of Quantum Pacific Ventures Limited. Mr. Ducau was appointed to the board of directors of Quantum Pacific Shipping Services Pte. Ltd. in December 2012. He was previously Head of Business Development of Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited in London. Prior to joining the Quantum Pacific Group, Mr. Ducau was Vice President in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley & Co. International Ltd. in London and during his tenure there from 2000 to 2008, he held various positions in the Capital Markets, Leveraged Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions teams. Prior to that, Mr. Ducau gained experience in consultancy working for Arthur D. Little in Munich and investment management with Credit Agricole UI Private Equity in Paris. Mr. Ducau graduated from ESCP Europe Business School (Paris, Oxford, Berlin) and holds a Master of Science in business administration and a Diplom Kaufmann.

Elias Sakellis

Mr. Elias Sakellis is a director of the Pacific Drilling SA in June 2012. Mr. Sakellis joined Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited in May 2012 as Managing Director. He was appointed Managing Director of Business Development of Quantum Pacific (UK) LLP in January 2013. Prior to joining Quantum Pacific (UK) LLP, Mr. Sakellis worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in London from 2000 to 2012. During his tenure at Goldman, Sachs & Co., he held various positions, including Executive Director of Leveraged Finance & Restructuring in the Investment Banking Division, Executive Director and Business Unit Manager in the Investment Banking Division, and Financial Analyst and Associate in the Equities Division. Prior to joining Goldman, Sachs & Co., Mr. Sakellis gained experience in the banking sector by working as an analyst for Lehman Brothers in London from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Sakellis is a graduate of Imperial College London with a Master of Science in Finance and a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.

Paul Wolff

Mr. Paul Wolff has been appointed as Member of the Board of Directors at Pacific Drilling SA as of April 2011. Since 2006, Mr. Wolff has served as an independent director and private investor in different financial and industrial companies. From 1971 to 2006, he worked in the banking sector in which he held various responsibilities in corporate and private banking. He served as a Managing Director of Mees Pierson, headed the Trust Business and was Head of Private Banking and Asset Management. Mr. Wolff has a degree in Commercial Engineering from University of Louvain, a Masters of Business Administration from INSEAD Fontainebleau, and Advanced Management Program from Harvard.

Sami Iskander

Mr. Sami Iskander is an Independent Director of Pacific Drilling S.A. He is the Executive Vice President, Operations at BG Group. Prior to joining BG Group, Mr. Iskander spent his career with Schlumberger, where he fulfilled a number of key leadership roles, with assignments in Latin America, the USA, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, culminating in his role as President, Drilling and Measurements.

Robert Schwed

Mr. Robert Schwed is an Independent Director of Pacific Drilling S.A. He is a partner in Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and has approximately 40 years of corporate finance transactions experience. He is also an adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Law, where he teaches a course in venture capital law.