Leadership team

Per Wullf

CEO and President

Seadrill Management Ltd.

Per Wullf was appointed CEO and President in July 2013. Mr Wullf started working for Seadrill in February 2009 holding the position of COO. He has over 30 years experience in the drilling industry and has held several senior positions in Maersk, most recently as Managing Director of Maersk Contractors in Norway.

Mr Wullf’s experience includes 14 years of international offshore operations and 17 years onshore. Mr Wullf is a Danish citizen and resides in London, England.

Anton Dibowitz

Executive Vice President

Seadrill Management Ltd.

Mr Dibowitz was appoint Chief Commercial Officer in January 2013. He has 20 years experience in the drilling industry 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 bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and masters degrees in Professional Accounting (MPA) and Business Administration (MBA). Mr Dibowitz is a US citizen and resides in London, England.

Mark Morris

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Morris has served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2015.

Prior to joining Seadrill, Mark held the position of CFO for Rolls-Royce Group plc. During his 28 year career at Rolls Royce, amongst other roles, Mark served as Group Treasurer, Managing Director, RollsRoyce Capital and Treasurer of International Aero Engines, a Rolls-Royce Joint Venture.

Mr Morris is a British citizen and resides in England.

Leif Nelson

COO and Senior Vice President

Seadrill Management Ltd.

Mr. Nelson was appointed Chief Operating Officer in July 2015. He has over 18 years’ experience in the drilling industry most recently as Vice President Operations Performance. Prior to joining Seadrill, Leif held various operational positions for Transocean. He is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines and holds a BSc in Petroleum Engineering. Leif sits on the board of the Well Control Institute.

David Sneddon

CAO and Senior Vice President Seadrill

Seadrill Management Ltd.

Mr Sneddon was appointed CAO and Senior Vice President in December 2013. Prior to 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. He is a British Citizen with his family home in Monmouth, Wales.

Henrik M Hansen

CTO and Senior Vice President

Seadrill Management Ltd.

Mr. Hansen was appointed Chief Technical Officer in July 2015. He has over 25 years’ experience in the drilling industry most recently as Vice President Operational Excellence. Prior to joining Seadrill Henrik held various operational positions within Maersk Drilling. He is a marine engineer and holds a Bachelor of Technology Management in Marine Engineering.

Des Thurlby

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Des Thurlby was appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources in July 2015. He joined Seadrill in September 2013.

Prior to joining Seadrill Des held the position Global Human Resources Director of Jaguar Land Rover for six years, following almost 20 years of HR roles with Ford Motor Company. Des has an MBA from London Business School and a degree in Politics and Economics from Newcastle University.

Mr Thurlby is a British citizen and lives in London.

Chris Edwards

General Counsel

Seadrill Management Ltd.

Mr Edwards has served as our General Counsel since February 2015. He has approaching 20 years in-house legal experience in the natural resources sector including most recently serving as General Counsel Corporate and General Counsel of the Aluminium Division at BHP Billiton. Prior to working in-house, he trained and worked at Linklaters in its London and Hong Kong offices. He is a British citizen and resides in England.

Alf Ragnar Lovdal

Chief Executive Officer, North Atlantic Management AS

Alf Ragnar Lovdal was appointed Chief Executive Officer, North Atlantic Management AS in January 2013.

Mr Lovdal served as Senior Vice President for Seadrill, Asia Pacific from April 2009 till December 2012. He was previously CEO in Seawell Management AS. Mr Lovdal has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, of which 20 years he was responsible for well services in the drilling contractor Smedvig, which Seadrill acquired in early 2006.

Mr Lovdal has held several senior positions, including general manager operations for mobile units. Prior to his engagement with Smedvig, Mr Lovdal 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.

Mr Lovdal is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Norway.

Dave Morrow

Senior Vice President, Africa Middle East Asia

Mr. Dave Morrow was appointed Senior Vice President in November 2015. He has over 17 years in the drilling industry most recently serving as Vice President Marketing, Eastern Hemisphere.

Prior to Seadrill, Mr. Morrow held various senior management positions at Ensco and Nabors Industries in operations, commercial and general management.

He has a BBA in Marketing and Economics from the University of New Mexico and is a US citizen, residing in Dubai UAE.

Jose Firmo

Senior Vice President, Brasil

Mr Jose Firmo was appointed Senior Vice President of Seadrill Brasil in October 2014.

José Firmo has over 25 years of experience in the Oilfield Services industry. Since 1992 when he joined Schlumberger he has worked in numerous jobs ranging from Testing & Wireline Field Engineer offshore Brasil, Field Manager positions in the North and South America, Global Business Development for Completions, Testing Global Human Resources Director, to lately Vice President of Operations Latin America for Testing Services.

He holds a Master in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Mr Firmo is Brazilian, and resides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Philip Souyris

Senior Vice President, Mexico

Mr Philip Souyris was appointed as Mexico Country Manager in July 2014 and Senior Vice President of Seadrill Mexico in January 2015.

Mr Souyris has extensive previous international experience in business development activities, operations management, well services and drilling engineering, having worked for Schlumberger for 16 years in eight countries and most recently as PetroEngineering Center Manager in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He has a degree in Industrial Engineering and a Masters in Industrial Organization from the UNS Argentina. Mr Souyris is Argentinian, and resides in Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico.

Ray Watkins

Senior Vice President Americas

Raymond Watkins is Senior Vice President of the Americas region.

Mr Watkins has more than 30 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.

Mr Watkins is a British Citizen and resides in Houston.

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