People: Seadrill Ltd (SDRL.N)

SDRL.N on New York Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Fredriksen

70 2005 Chairman of the Board, President

Anton Dibowitz

43 2013 Chief Commercial Officer and Senior Vice President of Seadrill Management Ltd

Alf Lovdal

58 2013 Chief Executive Officer of North Atlantic Management AS

Rune Lundetrae

38 2015 Chief Financial Officer of Seadrill Management Limited

David Sneddon

51 2013 Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President of Seadrill Management Ltd

Per Wullf

54 2013 Chief Executive Officer and President of Seadrill Management Ltd

Svend Maier

51 2011 Senior Vice President, Africa and Middle-East

Ray Watkins

55 2013 Vice President Asia Pacific

Georgina Sousa

63 2015 Secretary, Director

Hans Aas

69 Director

Bert Bekker

75 2013 Director

Kate Blankenship

50 2005 Director

Kathrine Fredriksen

32 2008 Director

Paul Leand

48 2013 Director

Orjan Svanevik

49 2014 Director

Charles Woodburn

44 2015 Director

John Roche

56 2014 Director Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Fredriksen

Mr. John Fredriksen has been Chairman of the Board of Directors, President of SeaDrill Ltd., since its incorporation in May 2005. Mr. Fredriksen has also served since 1997 as Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO), or Frontline, a Bermuda company listed on the NYSE, the OSE and the London Stock Exchange, since 2004 as Chairman of the Board, President, CEO and a director of Golden Ocean Group Limited, or Golden Ocean, a Bermuda company listed on the OSE and on the Singapore stock exchange, and from 2001 until September 2014 as Chairman of the Board, President and a director of Golar LNG Limited, or Golar, a Bermuda company listed on the Nasdaq Global Market. Mr. Fredriksen has served since September 2013 as the Chairman of the Board of our majority owned subsidiary North Atlantic.

Anton Dibowitz

Mr. Anton Dibowitz has served as Chief Commercial Officer and Senior Vice President of Seadrill Management Ltd at SeaDrill Ltd., since January 2013. He has over 15 years drilling industry experience most recently serving as Vice President Marketing and prior to that as Commercial Director, Deepwater Western Hemisphere Division, since joining Seadrill in April 2007. Prior to Seadrill, Mr Dibowitz held various positions within tax, process reengineering and marketing at Transocean and Ernst & Young LLP. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, and Masters degrees in Professional Accounting (MPA) and Business Administration (MBA).

Alf Lovdal

Mr. Alf Ragnar Lovdal has been Chief Executive Officer of North Atlantic Management AS at SeaDrill Ltd., since January 2013. Mr. Løvdal has served as Senior Vice President for Seadrill in Asia Pacific from April 2009 until December 2012. He was previously Chief Executive Officer in Seawell Management AS. Mr. Løvdal has close to 35 years of experience from the oil and gas industry, of which 10 years of which he was responsible for the well services business in the drilling contractor Smedvig, which Seadrill acquired in early 2006. Mr. Løvdal has over the years held several senior positions, including general manager operations for the mobile units. Prior to his engagement with Smedvig and Seadrill, Mr. Løvdal held various positions in different oil service companies, including five years of offshore field experience with Schlumberger. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from Horten Engineering Academy in Norway.

Rune Lundetrae

Mr. Rune Magnus Lundetrae is a Chief Financial Officer of Seadrill Management Limited since 30 June 2015. Prior to that is was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Seadrill Management Ltd at SeaDrill Ltd., since February 2, 2012. Mr. Lundetrae has also served as CFO of Seadrill Partners since June 2012. Before his current position Mr. Lundetræ was Finance Director for Seadrill Americas and Commercial Director for Seadrill Europe (now North Atlantic). He also served as CFO for Scorpion Offshore Ltd after Seadrill acquired a majority stake in the company in July 2010 and up to delisting the company in November 2010, and as CFO of North Atlantic from May 2012 until February 2014. Prior to joining Seadrill Mr. Lundetræ worked as an auditor for KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Stavanger, Norway from 2001 until 2007. Mr. Lundetræ graduated as MSc in Management from the London School of Economics in 2001 and as MSc in Accounting and Auditing from the Norwegian School of Business Administration (NHH) in 2004. He registered as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Norway in 2005.

David Sneddon

Mr. David Sneddon is Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President of Seadrill Management Ltd at Seadrill Ltd., in December 2013. Prior to joining Seadrill Mr Sneddon held several senior positions in Novelis Inc., most recently as VP Finance in Europe, and prior to that held various positions in Alcan Inc and KPMG. Mr Sneddon has a Masters degree in Economics and Accountancy from Aberdeen University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Per Wullf

Mr. Per Wullf has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of Seadrill Management Ltd at SeaDrill Ltd,. effective as of the end of July 2013. Mr. Wullf has also served as a director of Sevan since January 2012. Previously, Mr. Wullf served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Seadrill Management since 2009. Mr. Wullf has more than 28 years of experience in the international offshore and onshore drilling industry with A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S, serving as Managing Director for Maersk Drilling Norge AS from 2006 to 2009.

Svend Maier

Mr. Svend Anton Maier has been Senior Vice President, Africa and Middle-East of SeaDrill Ltd., since January 2011. Previously he served as Senior Vice President Russia for NADL from August 2014 until February 2015, and as Senior Vice President Africa and Middle-East for Seadrill from January 2011 until August 2014. Mr. Maier joined the Company in February 2007 as Vice President, Deepwater Eastern Hemisphere. Mr. Maier has more than 20 years of experience in the offshore drilling industry. Prior to joining us, Mr. Maier held several senior positions in Transocean Ltd., including operations manager in Egypt, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Ray Watkins

Mr. Ray Watkins is a Vice President Asia Pacific of Seadrill Ltd., in May 2013. Mr Watkins has more than thirty years of international experience in the drilling industry. He has served as Director of Operations for the West Africa region from February 2011 to April 2013. Prior to joining Seadrill, Mr Watkins held several senior positions in Maersk Drilling and Maersk FPSOs including Managing Director, Director of global operations and regional Manager. Mr Watkins is a certified Mechanical Engineer.

Georgina Sousa

Ms. Georgina Sousa has been Company Secretary at SeaDrill Ltd., since February 2006. She has been Director of the Company since November 27, 2015. She is a director and the Head of Corporate Administration for Frontline. Until January 2007, she was Vice-President-Corporate Services of Consolidated Services Limited, a Bermuda Management Company, having joined the firm in 1993 as Manager of Corporate Administration. From 1976 to 1982 she was employed by the Bermuda law firm of Appleby, Spurling & Kempe as a Company Secretary and from 1982 to 1993 she was employed by the Bermuda law firm of Cox & Wilkinson as Senior Company Secretary.

Hans Aas

Bert Bekker

Mr. Bert Bekker has served as Member of the Board of Directors of SeaDrill Ltd., since April 25, 2013. Mr. Bekker has been in the heavy marine transport industry since 1978 when he co-founded Dock Express Shipping Rotterdam (the predecessor of Dockwise Transport). Mr. Bekker retired from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Dockwise Transport B.V. in May 2003. Mr. Bekker served as Chief Executive Officer of Cableship Contractors N.V. Curacao from March 2001 until June 2006. In May 2006, Mr. Bekker was appointed Executive Advisor Heavy Lift of Frontline Management AS, an affiliate of Frontline, and in January 2007, he was appointed CEO of Sealift Management B.V. Mr. Bekker held that position until its merger with Dockwise Ltd in May 2007. Mr. Bekker served as a director of Dockwise Ltd. from June 2007 until December 2009. Mr. Bekker currently

Kate Blankenship

Ms. Kate Blankenship has been Member of the Board of Directors of SeaDrill Ltd., since May 2005. Mrs. Blankenship has also served as a director of Frontline since 2003. Mrs. Blankenship joined Frontline in 1994 and served as its Chief Accounting Officer and Company Secretary until October 2005. Mrs. Blankenship has been a director of Ship Finance since October 2003, Seadrill Partners since June 2012, NADL since February 2011, Independent Tankers Corporation Limited, or Independent Tankers, since February 2008, Golar since July 2003, Golar LNG Partners since September 2007, Golden Ocean since November 2004, Archer since its incorporation in 2007 and Avance Gas Holding Ltd since October 2013. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Kathrine Fredriksen

Ms. Kathrine Fredriksen has served as Member of the Board of Directors of SeaDrill Ltd., since September 19, 2008. Ms. Fredriksen has also served as a director of Golar LNG Partners from April 2013 until September 2014, and served as a director of Golar from February 2008 until April 2013. She graduated from Wang Handels Gymnas in Norway and studied at the European Business School in London.

Paul Leand

Mr. Paul Leand has served as Member of the Board of Directors of SeaDrill Ltd., since April 25, 2013. Mr. Leand is the Chief Executive Officer and director of AMA Capital Partners LLC, or AMA, an investment bank specializing in the maritime industry. From 1989 to 1998 Mr. Leand served at the First National Bank of Maryland where he managed the Bank's Railroad Division and its International Maritime Division. He has worked extensively in the U.S. capital markets in connection with AMA's restructuring and mergers and acquisitions practices. Mr. Leand serves as a member of the Investment Committee of AMA Shipping funds, a series of private equity funds formed and managed by AMA. Mr. Leand has also served as a director of Ship Finance since 2003, Golar LNG Partners since 2011, North Atlantic since 2012 and Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. since 2014.

Orjan Svanevik

Mr. Orjan Svanevik has been appointed as Director of Seadrill Limited., with effect from 27 October 2014. Mr. Svanevik joined Seatankers in July 2014 and has a broad industry background, with special knowledge of oil and gas, maritime, shipbuilding, and engineering sectors. He has extensive experience from global operations, investment management and corporate finance. Mr Svanevik was previously Managing Director for the investment advisory firm Oavik Capital from October 2008 to July 2014. Prior to this he was Head of M&A and a Partner at Aker ASA from 2005 to 2008, and COO and EVP of Kværner ASA from 2004 to 2005. Prior to this Mr Svanevik also worked in corporate advisory and Investment banking for Arkwright from 1994 to 2001. He started his career at Schlumberger, where he held various international financial management positions from 1991 to 1994. Mr Svanevik has an AMP from Harvard Business School and a MBA from Thunderbird.

Charles Woodburn

Dr. Charles Woodburn, Ph.D. is Director of the Company. Dr. Woodburn has been the Chief Executive Officer of Expro Group since 2010. Previously, he spent 15 years with Schlumberger from 1995 to 2010 where he held many senior management roles, including President of Wireline from 2006 to 2009. Then from 2009 to 2010 he was in charge of Schlumberger's engineering and manufacturing, reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Woodburn holds a PhD and MA in Engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from Erasmus University.

John Roche

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