Leadership team

Anton Dibowitz

Chief Executive Officer

Seadrill Management Ltd.

Anton Dibowitz was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2017.

Anton has over 20 years' experience in the drilling industry and joined Seadrill in April 2007. Prior to his most recent appointment he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer and previous to that he worked as Vice President Marketing and Commercial Director, Deepwater Western Hemisphere Division.

Prior to Seadrill, Anton 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.

Mark is a British citizen and resides in England.

Leif Nelson

COO and Senior Vice President

Seadrill Management Ltd.

Leif 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.

Leif is a US citizen and resides in London.

David Sneddon

CAO and Senior Vice President Seadrill

Seadrill Management Ltd.

David Sneddon was appointed CAO and Senior Vice President in December 2013. Prior to Seadrill, David 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.

David 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.

Henrik 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.

Henrik is a Danish citizen and lives in London.

Torsten Sauer-Petersen

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Torsten Sauer-Petersen was appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources in August 2017. He joined Seadrill in February 2011 and has over 20 years’ experience in the drilling industry, most recently as the Vice President Human Resources for Africa, Middle East and Asia.

Prior to joining Seadrill Torsten held various Human Resources positions within Maersk Drilling.

Torsten has an MBA from the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Torsten is a Danish citizen and lives in London.

Chris Edwards

General Counsel and Senior Vice President

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.

Alf Ragnar served as Senior Vice President for Seadrill, Asia Pacific from April 2009 till December 2012. He was previously CEO in Seawell Management AS. He 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.

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

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, Dave 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.

Philip 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

Ray Watkins is Senior Vice President of the Americas region.

Ray 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, he held several senior positions in Maersk Drilling and Maersk FPSOs including Managing Director, Director of global operations and regional Manager.

Ray is a certified Mechanical Engineer, is a British Citizen and resides in Houston.

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