People: Vantage Drilling Co (VTG)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Bragg

57 2006 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Douglas Smith

44 2007 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Douglas Halkett

52 2008 Chief Operating Officer

Edward Brantley

58 2008 Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Donald Munro

2009 Vice President - Operations

Michael Derbyshire

59 2008 Vice President - Marketing

Christopher DeClaire

54 2009 Vice President, Secretary

William Thomson

42 2008 Vice President - Assets & Engineering

Steinar Thomassen

66 Lead Independent Director

John O'Leary

57 2008 Director

Tian Khiam Ong

70 2009 Director

Steven Bradshaw

65 2011 Independent Director

Jorge Estrada

65 2008 Independent Director

Robert Grantham

54 2008 Independent Director

Marcelo Guiscardo

2008 Independent Director

Duke Ligon

72 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Bragg

Mr. Paul A. Bragg is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Vantage Drilling Co., ( Formely Vantage Energy Service Inc.), since September 2006. Mr. Bragg has over 34 years of direct industry experience. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bragg was affiliated with Pride International, Inc. (“Pride”), one of the world’s international drilling and oilfield services companies. From 1999 through 2005, Mr. Bragg served as the Chief Executive Officer of Pride. From 1997 through 1999, Mr. Bragg served as Pride’s Chief Operating Officer, and from 1993 through 1997, Mr. Bragg served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pride. Mr. Bragg graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977 with a B.B.A. in Accounting.

Douglas Smith

Mr. Douglas G. Smith is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Vantage Drilling Co., ( Formely Vantage Energy Service Inc.), since November 2, 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Smith served with Pride as Vice President—Financial Projects from January 2007 to June 2007, as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from May 2004 to December 2006, and Director of Budget and Strategic Planning from March 2003 to May 2004. Mr. Smith is a certified public accountant and has a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Masters of Professional Accounting degree from the University of Texas.

Douglas Halkett

Mr. Douglas W. Halkett is Chief Operating Officer of Vantage Drilling Co., ( Formely Vantage Energy Service Inc.), since January 15, 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Halkett served with Transocean Inc. as Division Manager in Northern Europe (UK & Norway) from January 2004 to November 2007, as an Operations Manager in the Gulf of Mexico from February 2001 to December 2003, and as Operations Manager and Regional Operations Manager in the UK from July 1996 to January 2001. Prior to joining Transocean, Mr. Halkett worked for Forasol-Foramer in various operational and business roles from January 1988 to June 1996, and was assigned in Paris and various locations in the Far East. Mr. Halkett started his career with Shell International in Holland and Brunei in 1982 and joined Mobil North Sea Ltd in 1985. Mr. Halkett earned a First Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot Watt University (Edinburgh) in 1981 and attended the Programme for Management Development at Harvard Business School in 2003.

Edward Brantley

Mr. Edward G. Brantley is Chief Accounting Officer and Controller of Vantage Drilling Co., ( Formely Vantage Energy Service Inc.), since April 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Brantley served with Transmeridian Exploration Incorporated, an international exploration and production company, as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from 2005 to 2008. Prior to joining Transmeridian, Mr. Brantley was employed by Pride from 2000 to 2005 where he served in several capacities including Treasurer and Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Pride, Mr. Brantley was employed by Baker Hughes, Inc., an international oilfield services provider, for 11 years in various positions including Vice President—Finance of Baker Sand Control and Controller of Baker Hughes Inteq. Mr. Brantley is a certified public accountant and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.B.A. in Accounting.

Donald Munro

Mr. Donald Munro is no longer Vice President - Operations of Vantage Drilling Co., ( Formely Vantage Energy Service Inc.), effective January 31, 2015. Previously he served as Operations Manager beginning on May 1, 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Munro served in a variety of positions across the globe during his more than 26 years of experience with Transocean Inc., most recently as General Manager—India from April 2006 until February 2008, Operations Manager—Indonesia from February 2005 until March 2006, and as Operations Manager—North Sea from July 2001 until January 2005.

Michael Derbyshire

Mr. Michael R. C. Derbyshire is Vice President - Marketing of Vantage Drilling Co., ( Formely Vantage Energy Service Inc.), since January 15, 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Derbyshire served Pride from July 2006 to January 2008 as Regional Marketing & Business Development Manager for Asia Pacific, based in Singapore, and from July 1996 to July 2006 as Regional Marketing and Business Development Manager for the Middle East, based in Dubai. From 1982 to 1996 Mr. Derbyshire held various management positions with Forasol Foramer. Mr. Derbyshire began his professional career in the construction industry as a surveyor and served companies such as John Mowlem and Bernard Sunleys, before moving to the oil and gas industry in 1982.

Christopher DeClaire

Mr. Christopher G. DeClaire is Vice President and Secretary of Vantage Drilling Co., ( Formely Vantage Energy Service Inc.). He also served as one of the directors until December 2009 and previously served as a director of Vantage Energy since its inception and served as Vantage Energy’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer until November 2, 2007. Mr. DeClaire has over 29 years of business experience. Prior to his involvement with Vantage Energy, Mr. DeClaire founded and sold 5 previous companies in various industries. Mr. DeClaire is the President of DeClaire Interests, Inc., a private investment and consulting firm that he formed in 2002. From 1999 through December 2002, Mr. DeClaire was a principal and managing director of Odyssey Capital, LLC, an investment banking and private equity firm. From 1994 through 1998, Mr. DeClaire founded and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Skillmaster, Inc., a temporary staffing company which had over 5,000 full time employees working the areas of IT and engineering at the time it was sold. Mr. DeClaire graduated from Michigan State University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in pre-law with a minor in accounting.

William Thomson

Mr. William L. Thomson is Vice President - Assets & Engineering of Vantage Drilling Co., ( Formely Vantage Energy Service Inc.), since March 8, 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Thomson worked for Transocean, and predecessor companies, beginning in 1994, where, in addition to other roles, Mr. Thomson served as Operations Manager – Assets in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea managing ten semi-submersibles and as Technical Support Manager – Africa. Additionally, Mr. Thomson worked as a Project Manager responsible for various refurbishments, upgrades and new build jackup projects in shipyards in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Mr. Thomson earned an Honours degree in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from the University of Strathclyde (UK) in 1992 and a PgD in Oil and Gas Law from the Robert Gordon University in 2006.

Steinar Thomassen

Mr. Steinar Thomassen is Lead Independent Director of Vantage Drilling Co., ( Formely Vantage Energy Service Inc.). Mr. Thomassen has over 33 years of direct industry experience. Mr. Thomassen served as Manager of LNG Shipping for StatoilHydro ASA (formerly Statoil ASA) from August 2001 until his retirement in December 2007 and was responsible for the acquisition and construction supervision of three LNG tankers. Previously, Mr. Thomassen served as Vice President of Industrial Shipping for Navion ASA from October 1997 to July 2001 and for Statoil ASA from September 1992 to September 1997 and was responsible for the chartering and operation of a fleet of LPG, chemical and product tankers. Previously, Mr. Thomassen served as Chief Financial Officer for Statoil North America Inc., from December 1989 to August 1992, and functioned as the head of administration, personnel, accounting and finance. From January 1986 until November 1989 he was employed by Statoil AS and served as Controller for the Statfjord E&P producing division. From May 1976 until December 1986, Mr. Thomassen was employed by Mobil Exploration Norway Inc., where he held various international positions, including Project Controller for the Statfjord Development, and served as Project Controller and Treasurer of the Yanbu Development Project in Saudi Arabia from January 1982 until December 1986. Mr. Thomassen graduated from the Oslo School of Marketing in 1968.

John O'Leary

Mr. John C. G. O'Leary is Director of Vantage Drilling Co., ( Formely Vantage Energy Service Inc.), since 2008. Mr. O’Leary has over 32 years of industry experience. Mr. O’Leary is the CEO of Strand Energy, an independent consultancy firm with its head office in Dubai, UAE, providing advisory and brokerage services to clients in the upstream energy industry. Prior to forming Strand Energy, and from 2004 to 2006, Mr. O’Leary was a partner of Pareto Offshore ASA, a consultancy firm based in Oslo, Norway, providing consulting and brokerage services to customers in the upstream energy industry. Prior to commencing his work with Pareto Offshore in November 2004, Mr. O’Leary was President of Pride. He joined Pride in 1997 as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. Mr. O’Leary received an Honors B.E. in civil engineering from University College, Cork, Ireland in 1977. He holds two post-graduate degrees, one in Finance from Trinity College, Dublin and one in Petroleum Engineering from the French Petroleum Institute in Paris.

Tian Khiam Ong

Mr. Tian Khiam Ong is Director of Vantage Drilling Co., ( Formely Vantage Energy Service Inc)., since 2009. Mr. Ong currently runs his own consultancy firm after his contract with Today Makes Tomorrow, Ltd. From 2009 through July of 2012, Mr. Ong served as Chief Executive Officer of various affiliates of Today Makes Tomorrow, including Mandarin Drilling Corporation and Valencia Drilling Corporation. Additionally, since July 2007, Mr. Ong has served as Managing Director of OM Offshore Pte Ltd., a division of Otto Marine Pte Ltd., which invests in offshore drilling ventures. From November 1997 through July 2007, he served as Managing Director of PPL Shipyard Pte Ltd and Baker Marine Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PPL, specializing in the construction of offshore drilling rigs and design of jackup drilling rigs. Through his experience, Mr. Ong has gained a variety of management and technical skills focusing on the design and production of offshore drilling equipment. Mr. Ong graduated from the University of Singapore in 1969 with a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering.

Steven Bradshaw

Mr. Steven M. Bradshaw is Independent Director of Vantage Drilling Co., ( Formely Vantage Energy Service Inc.), since April 2011. Mr. Bradshaw is currently a member of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Conflicts Committee of Blue Knight Energy Partners, LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Bradshaw was the Vice President of Administration and a new venture business advisor for Premium Drilling, Inc., an international offshore drilling contractor. From 1997 through 2001, and from 2004 through 2006, Mr. Bradshaw worked as a Managing Director for Global Logistics Solutions, a management and operations consulting group. From 2001 through 2003, Mr. Bradshaw served as the Executive Vice President of Skaugen Petrotrans, Inc., the United States subsidiary of I.M. Skaugen ASA, a publicly traded marine transportation services company. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Bradshaw worked as the President of the Refined Products Division and an Executive Vice President of Marketing for the Kirby Corporation, a publicly traded transportation company. From 1981 through 1988, Mr. Bradshaw served as Market Development Manager and as Vice President—Sales for Kirby Corporation. From 1975 through 1980, Mr. Bradshaw worked as Terminals Manager for Midland Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Bradshaw served as a Lieutenant (j.g.) in the United States Navy from 1970 through 1973. Mr. Bradshaw received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Missouri in 1970 and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1975.

Jorge Estrada

Mr. Jorge E. Estrada is Independent Director of Vantage Drilling Co., ( Formely Vantage Energy Service Inc.), since 2008. Mr. Estrada has over 39 years of direct industry experience. From January 2002 to May 2005 he was employed by Pride in a business development capacity and from July 1993 to January 2002, Mr. Estrada was employed as a consultant to Pride. Mr. Estrada is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of JEMPSA Media and Entertainment. Mr. Estrada has a technical background and experience in the offshore drilling industry. Mr. Estrada received a B.S. in Geophysics from Washington and Lee University, and was a Ph.D. candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Robert Grantham

Mr. Robert F. Grantham is Independent Director of Vantage Drilling Co., ( Formely Vantage Energy Service Inc.), since June 2008. Mr. Grantham has over 27 years of industry experience. From 1982 to 2006 he held senior management positions with various maritime shipping companies, including serving as Chartering Broker for London based Andrew Low Son & Co. from 1982 to 1984, General Manager of Shipping Agency and Consulting Company Hong Kong & Eastern (Japan) Ltd. (HESCO) from 1984 to 1990, Senior Manager of Singapore based Seaconsortium Ltd. from 1990 through 1991, and as a director of Japan Company, Ben Line Agency Group, from 1991 through 2006. In 2006, Mr. Grantham founded his own European based marine consulting company, Bluewave Services, Ltd. Directorships for the past five years: Bluewave Services, Ltd. (2006 to present), The Medical Warehouse LTD (1999 to present) and TMT UK Ltd. (2006 to 2012).

Marcelo Guiscardo

Mr. Marcelo D. Guiscardo is Independent Director of Vantage Drilling Co., ( Formely Vantage Energy Service Inc.), since 2008. Mr. Guiscardo has 35 years of industry experience. Since 2008, Mr. Guiscardo has been the president of GDM Business Development, an international consulting firm focused on the oil & gas industry. From 2006 to 2008, he served as an advisor to energy industry clients. He served as President of Pioneer Natural Resources, Inc.’s Argentine subsidiary from January 2005 until May 2006. From March 2000 until January 2005, he was Vice President, E&P Services for Pride. From September 1999 until joining Pride, he was President of GDM Business Development. From November 1993 until September 1999, Mr. Guiscardo held two executive officer positions with, and was a director of, YPF Sociedad Anonima, an international integrated energy company. Mr. Guiscardo was YPF’s Vice President of Business Development in 1998 and 1999. Prior to that, he was YPF’s Vice President of Exploration and Production. From 1979 to 1993 he filled various positions for Exxon Company USA and Exxon International (now ExxonMobil) that culminated in having E&P responsibilities over the Middle East (Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Yemen), France, Thailand and Cote d’Ivoire. Mr. Guiscardo graduated in May 1979 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering.

Duke Ligon

Mr. Duke R. Ligon is Independent Director of Vantage Drilling Co., ( Formely Vantage Energy Service Inc.), since February 2011. Mr. Ligon is a lawyer and owns and manages Mekusukey Oil Company, LLC. From January 2007 to March 2010, Mr. Ligon worked as a Legal Strategic Advisor to Love’s Travel Shops & Country Stores, Inc. From February 1997 to January 2007, Mr. Ligon served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Devon Energy Corporation in addition to serving as a member of Devon’s Executive Management Committee. Prior to that, Mr. Ligon was a partner in the New York office of the law firm Mayer, Brown & Platt from 1995 to February 1997. From 1985 to 1995, Mr. Ligon worked as a Senior Vice President and Managing Director and the Head of Energy Merchant Banking for Bankers Trust Company in New York. Prior to that, Mr. Ligon worked for Corcoran, Hardesty, Whyte, Hemphill & Ligon P.C. as a partner in the law firm’s Washington D.C. office from 1982 through 1985. From 1975 to 1982, Mr. Ligon worked as a partner at Bracewell & Patterson and was a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Ligon worked as an Assistant Administrator in the Federal Energy Administration (the predecessor to the U.S. Department of Energy) from 1973 through 1975. In 1973, Mr. Ligon worked as a Director at the U.S. Department of the Interior and headed the Department’s Office of Oil and Gas. Prior to that, Mr. Ligon worked as the oil and gas advisor to U.S. Treasury Secretary John B. Connally in 1972. Prior to his experience with Continental Oil Company, Mr. Ligon served as a Captain in the United States Army from 1969 through 1971 and was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in the Republic of Vietnam. Mr. Ligon received a B.A. from Westminster College in 1963 and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1969.
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