People: Prospector Offshore Drilling SA (PROS.OL)

PROS.OL on Oslo Stock Exchange

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19 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steven Manz

49 2014 Chairman of the Board

Robert Rose

58 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

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

Andrew O'Shea

33 2012 Director

Andrew Tietz

2014 Director

William Yester

2014 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Steven Manz

Mr. Steven (Steve) A. Manz has been Chairman of the Board at PROSPECTOR OFFSHORE DRILLING S.A. since December 17, 2014. He was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder of Prospector Offshore Drilling SA from 2010 until April 9, 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Manz held position as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Seahawk Drilling, Inc in the period 2008-2010 and Hercules Offshore, Inc. in the period 2005-2007, as well as Director of Research for Simmons & Company International in the period 2007-2008. From 1995 to 2005 Mr. Manz held a number of management roles in Noble Corporation, including Managing Director for the Technology Services Division, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Director of Accounting and Investor Relations. Prior to this he worked at Cooper Industries and Price Waterhouse, and was a Certified Public Accountant.

Robert Rose

Mr. Robert W. Rose is President, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder of Prospector Offshore Drilling SA. He was Director of the Company until December 17, 2014. 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 May 28, 2010.

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.

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.

Andrew Tietz

Mr. Andrew W. Tietz has been Director of PROSPECTOR OFFSHORE DRILLING S.A. since December 17, 2014. Mr. Tietz has more than 20 years of experience in the offshore drilling industry. He has served as Vice President – Marketing and Contracts of Noble since May 2010 and was Director – Marketing and Contracts from December 2009 to April 2010. Prior to joining Noble, Mr. Tietz served as Director – Marketing and Business Development for Transocean Ltd. He served in various marketing and finance positions with Transocean and GlobalSantaFe and Global Marine, prior to their mergers with Transocean, including positions in Dubai, Egypt and Kuala Lumpur. Mr. Tietz holds a Bachelor of Science-Finance degree from the University of Colorado – Boulder and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of St. Thomas.

William Yester

Mr. William C. Yester has been Director of PROSPECTOR OFFSHORE DRILLING S.A. since December 17, 2014. Mr. Yester has more than 40 years of experience in the drilling business, with more than 22 years in offshore operations, and has been employed with Noble in a number of operational roles since 1996. He has served most recently as Vice President – Division Manager (Africa) and prior to that, Vice President – Division Manager (Middle East and India). Mr. Yester began his career with Noble in 1974, and from 1990 to 1994 served as a Division Manager with Helmerich and Payne International Drilling Company. In 1994-1995 he held a number of operational roles with Triton Engineering Company before returning to Noble in 1995. Mr. Yester holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.
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