Ron Moskovitz , , , Chairman

RON MOSKOVITZ was appointed to the Pacific Drilling Board of Directors in March 2011. He is CEO of Quantum Pacific (UK) LLP (a member of the Quantum Pacific Group) and serves as chairman of Israel Corp., Israel’s largest holding company. Israel Corp.’s core holdings focus on industries that meet basic human, industrial and economic needs.

From 2008 to 2012, Moskovitz served as CEO of Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited. From 2002 through 2007, he was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Amdocs Limited, and from 1998 to 2002 served as the company’s vice president of finance. Between 1994 and 1998, Moskovitz held various senior financial positions at Tower Semiconductor Ltd. and served on its board of directors from 2007 to 2011.

Moskovitz is a CPA in Israel, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and economics from Haifa University, and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Christian Beckett , , , CEO

CHRISTIAN J. BECKETT has served as chief executive officer since April 2008 and as a member of the board of directors since March 11, 2011. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry.

Prior to joining Pacific Drilling, Beckett led the strategic business development and planning group at Transocean Ltd. from 2004 to 2008. From 2001 to 2004, he served at McKinsey & Company, Inc., where he provided strategic and operating advice to global energy companies and governments. And from 1990 to 2001, he worked for Schlumberger Limited in a series of international management roles with increasing responsibilities.

Beckett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in exploration geophysics from University College London and an MBA from Rice University.

Jeremy Asher , ,

JEREMY ASHER was appointed as a director in April 2011. He currently serves as: chairman of Agile Energy Limited, a privately held energy investment company; chairman of Tower Resources plc, an oil and gas exploration company; a director of Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd., an oil and gas exploration and production company; and a director of Oil Refineries Limited, an independent refiner and petrochemicals producer. Until 2008, he served as a director of Process Systems Enterprise Limited, a developer of process simulation software. Since 2001, Asher also has served as a director and financial investor for various other enterprises.

From 1998 to 2001, he was CEO of PA Consulting Group, where he oversaw the company’s globalization and growth from 2,500 to nearly 4,000 employees and negotiated and managed the integration of PA’s acquisition of Hagler Bailly, Inc. Between 1990 and 1997, he acquired, developed and sold the 275,000-barrel-per-day Beta oil refinery at Wilhelmshaven in Germany. In the late 1980s, he ran the global oil products trading business of what is now Glencore AG, and prior to that spent several years as a consultant for what is now Oliver Wyman.

Asher is a graduate of the London School of Economics and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also a member of the London Business School’s Global Advisory Council and serves as a member of the Engineering Advisory Board of Imperial Innovations plc, the commercial arm of Imperial College.

Laurence Charney , ,

LAURENCE N. CHARNEY was appointed as a director of the company in April 2011. He retired in 2007 from Ernst & Young LLP, where, during his 35-plus-year career there, he served as partner, practice leader and senior advisor.

Since his retirement, Charney has served as a business strategist and financial advisor to boards, senior management and investors of early-stage ventures, private businesses, and small to mid-cap public corporations across the consumer products, energy, real estate, high-tech/software, media/entertainment, and non-profit sectors. His most recent affiliations have included board tenures with Marvel Entertainment Inc., Pure BioFuels Inc., Mrs. Fields Original Cookies, and Iconix Brand Group Inc. He was appointed to the board of TG Therapeutics Inc. in April 2012.

Charney earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration/accounting from Hofstra University and completed an executive master’s program at Columbia University. He maintains active membership with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Cyril Ducau , ,

CYRIL DUCAU was appointed as a director in April 2011. He joined the Quantum Pacific Group in 2008 and is currently a managing director of finance and business development of Quantum Pacific Ventures Limited. Ducau was appointed to the board of directors of Quantum Pacific Shipping Services Pte. Ltd. in December 2012 and of Ansonia Holdings B.V. and Jelany Corporation N.V. in January 2014.

He was previously head of business development of Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited in London. Prior to joining the Quantum Pacific Group, Ducau was vice president in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley & Co. International Ltd. in London from 2000 to 2008. During his tenure there, he held various positions in the capital markets, leveraged finance, and mergers and acquisitions teams. Prior to that, he gained experience in consultancy working for Arthur D. Little in Munich and investment management with Credit Agricole UI Private Equity in Paris.

Sami Iskander , ,

SAMI ISKANDER was appointed as a director of the company in September 2013. He is the COO at BG Group and has served as a board member of BG Energy Holdings Limited and BG International Limited since September 2009.

Iskander was appointed to the BG Group executive committee in July 2009 and previously served BG Group in the roles of executive vice president, operations, and senior vice president, operations and developments for BG Advance. Prior to joining BG Group in 2008, Iskander spent his career with Schlumberger and fulfilled a number of key leadership roles with them.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Elias Sakellis , ,

ELIAS SAKELLIS was appointed as a director of the company in June 2012. He joined Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited in May 2012 as managing director. He was appointed managing director of business development of Quantum Pacific (UK) LLP in January 2013.

Prior to joining Quantum Pacific (UK) LLP, Sakellis worked from 2000 to 2012 for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in London, where he held various positions, including executive director of leveraged finance and restructuring in the investment banking division, executive director and business unit manager in the investment banking division, and financial analyst and associate in the equities division. Prior to joining Goldman, Sachs & Co., he gained experience in the banking sector by working as an analyst for Lehman Brothers in London from 1999 to 2000.

Sakellis is a graduate of Imperial College London with a Master of Science in finance and a Master of Engineering in mechanical engineering. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Robert Schwed , ,

ROBERT SCHWED was appointed to the Pacific Drilling Board of Directors in May 2013. He has approximately 40 years of experience working with private equity firms and their portfolio companies in corporate finance transactions. He has been a partner in the Corporate Practice Group of the international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP since 2002. From 1982 to 2002, he was a partner of Reboul MacMurray, a New York law firm specializing in private equity and venture capital matters. Since 2009, he has served as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Law.

Schwed holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Williams College and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School.

Paul Wolff , ,

PAUL WOLFF was appointed as a director of the company in April 2011. Since 2006, he has served as an independent director and private investor in different financial and industrial companies. From 1971 to 2006, he worked in the banking sector, where he held various responsibilities in corporate and private banking. He served as a managing director of Mees Pierson, where he headed the trust business and was head of private banking and asset management.

Wolff has a degree in commercial engineering from University of Louvain, an MBA from INSEAD Fontainebleau, and completed Harvard‘s Advanced Management Program.
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