People: Prospector Offshore Drilling SA (PROS.OL)

PROS.OL on Oslo Stock Exchange

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24 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Glen Rodland

50 2013 Chairman of the Board

Robert Rose

57 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Director

Tomas Norrby

61 2013 Vice Chairman of the Board

Michael Cardigan

41 Vice President - Administration and Co-Founder

Eduardo Vargas

2013 Chief Financial Officer

Simon Wainwright

2013 Director of Finance and Investor Relations

Anirudha Pangarkar

52 Vice President - Operations

Michael Pope

56 Vice President of Marketing and Contracts

Hugo Froment

40 2010 Director

Gunnar Hvammen

50 2013 Director

Andrew O'Shea

33 2012 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Glen Rodland

Mr. Glen Ole Rodland has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prospector Offshore Drilling SA since December 16, 2013. He has been Member of the Company's Board since April 15, 2013. He is Director and Co-Investor at Direct Active Investments in Ferncliff TIH AS. Mr. Rodland has PhD studies in Finance from Norges Handelshoyskolan, Bergen - NHH and UCLA. He has worked as Management Consultant in PWC and research assistant at NHH. Mr. Rodland has also worked as Market and Investment Analyst at JEBSENS, a shipping company based in Bergen. He has worked 15 years with portfolio management and investment banking for Vital (two years) and First Securities (formerly Elcon Securities) (13 years). Mr. Rodland's experience is mainly in Energy, Basic Materials and Shipping. He joined Ferncliff TIH AS in early 2006 as Partner.

Robert Rose

Mr. Robert W. Rose is President, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Director of Prospector Offshore Drilling SA. Prior to starting the Company, Mr. Rose joined Premium Drilling (in July 2005) and served as President and CEO until March 2009. In the period July 2000 - April 2005, Mr. Rose was Vice President Operations, Engineering and Construction for Noble Drilling, in the period January 1980 - June 2000 he served Noble Drilling in various operational, engineering, managerial and executive positions. Mr. Rose is an Ocean Engineering graduate of Texas A&M University and has completed the Harvard Business School for Management Development. He serves on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Drilling Contractors and has over 30 years of experience in the offshore drilling industry. He has served as a director of Prospector S.A. and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its inception on 28 May 2010.

Tomas Norrby

Mr. Tomas Norrby has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Prospector Offshore Drilling SA since December 16, 2013. He has been Member of the Company's Board since December 10, 2010. Mr. Norrby holds experience in the contract drilling industry and served as Chief Executive Officer of Skeie Drilling & Production ASA in 2009 and 2010. Mr. Norrby also served as Managing Director for Deep Drilling Invest, Sinvest ASA’s investment in eight jack-up drilling rigs, in the period 2003 to 2007. Mr. Norrby also served as Chairman for Premium Drilling AS (a Sinvest ASA and Awilco Offshore ASA joint venture - marketing and operating a total of sixteen newbuild jack-ups) from its inception in 2005 till May 2007. Mr. Norrby holds an MBA from Norwegian School of Management and an MSc in Naval Architecture.

Michael Cardigan

Mr. Michael Cardigan is Vice President - Administration and Co-Founder of Prospector Offshore Drilling SA. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cadigan served as Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment for Premium Drilling Inc. in the period 2005-2009. During this period he led the development of the Premium Management System, which included the company information technology network. In the last full year of operation, with over 2.2 million exposure hours, Premium achieved a Total Recordable Incident Rate of 0.80 which equal top quartile performance for the offshore drilling industry. Prior to joining Premium Drilling, Mr. Cadigan worked for Noble Corporation for ten years, as Director of Risk Management and Manager of Health, Safety Environment and Quality, among others. Mr. Cadigan is a Bachelor graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland, and he was trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt by the George Group. He is a Director of the International Association of Drilling Contractors and a member of the National Safety Council.

Eduardo Vargas

Mr. Eduardo (Eddie) Varga has served as Chief Financial Officer of Prospector Offshore Drilling SA since July 10, 2013. He joined the Company in May 2012 and had most recently served as the Company's Controller. Prior to joining Prospector Offshore Drilling, Mr. Vargas was Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis for Seahawk Drilling. He has twenty years of experience with publicly listed integrated oilfield service and manufacturing companies. Mr. Vargas holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Houston.

Simon Wainwright

Mr. Simon Wainwright has served as Director of Finance and Investor Relations of Prospector Offshore Drilling SA since Setember 11, 2013. Prior to joining the Company, he was Portfolio Manager at Pactum Asset Management. In total he has over twenty years of finance experience working in both corporate environment and on the Wall Street. Mr. Wainwright holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Harvard and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School.

Anirudha Pangarkar

Mr. Anirudha Pangarkar is Vice President - Operations of Prospector Offshore Drilling SA. Prior to starting the Company, Mr. Pangarkar served as Vice President of Operations in Premium Drilling, Inc. in the period 2005-2009. During this period, Mr. Pangarkar directed the operations of 13 rigs, working for more than 30 high-profile international exploration and production companies. Before joining Premium Drilling, Mr. Pangarkar served as General Manager of Schlumberger Drilling Services. Mr. Pangarkar is a Director of the International Association of Drilling Contractors and a trustee of IIT Alumni Association. Mr. Pangarkar is a mechanical engineering graduate of M.S. University Baroda and holds a MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Mr. Pangarkar is a Director of the International Association of Drilling Contractors and a trustee of IIT Alumni Association.

Michael Pope

Mr. Michael Pope is Vice President of Marketing and Contracts of Prospector Offshore Drilling SA. Prior to starting the Company, Mr. Pope served as Vice President of Marketing and Contracts for Premium Drilling, Inc. in the period October 2005 – April 2009. In this position Mr. Pope was responsible for the marketing and contracting strategies for a fleet of 13 new build jack-up drilling rigs and he managed the negotiation of 38 contracts for 30 companies in 36 months. Prior to his tenure with Premium Drilling, Mr. Pope worked as Manager of Marketing and Contracts for Noble Drilling (UK) for eight years, and Smedvig Ltd. for seven years where he held various contract and marketing positions. Mr. Pope further serves as Director and member of the Contracts Committee of the International Association of Drilling Contractors. Mr. Pope holds a Bachelor in marketing and business management from Pace University, Lubin School of Business.

Hugo Froment

Mr. Hugo Froment is Member of the Board of Directors of Prospector Offshore Drilling SA. Mr. Froment has experience from the legal, financial and business sector. He further serves as Director at Intertrust (Luxembourg) S.A., a provider of management and corporate services that provides management and operational support, domiciliation of companies and accounting services, where he is responsible for teams handling corporate clients in North America. Prior to joining Intertrust in 2007 he spent five years in private banking with BNP Paribas. S.A. Mr. Froment holds a Masters in Law from the University of Law, Pecs, Nancy, France.

Gunnar Hvammen

Mr. Gunnar Hvammen is Board Member of Prospector Offshore Drilling SA. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the offshore, oil service and drilling industry. Mr. Hvammen has been an independent founder, investor, CEO and board member in numerous companies, including S.D. Standard Drilling Plc, Songa Offshore ASA, Global Tender Barges ASA, Spectrum ASA, North Energy ASA and Offshore Heavy Transport ASA. Previously, Mr. Hvammen was a Senior Corporate Partner in Fondsfinans ASA and a rig sale and purchase broker in Normarine Offshore Consultants.

Andrew O'Shea

Mr. Andrew O'Shea has been Member of the Board of Directors of Prospector Offshore Drilling SA since June 21, 2012. He has experience from financial services industry and works as Manager at Intertrust (Luxembourg) S.A. where he is responsible for a portfolio of corporate clients from North America. He also serves on the Boards of Intertrust Corporate Services S.A., I.L.L. Services S.a r.l., Universal Management Services S.a r.l., Yuraku International S.A., Aesthetic Acquisitions S.a r.l., PAA Luxembourg, Galba Holdings S.a r.l., Cassius S.a r.l. and Topolino Luxco S.a r.l. He is Electronic Engineering graduate from University College Dublin, Ireland. He is also Financial Chartered Accountant and Member of the ACCA.
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