Cyril Ducau , , , Chairman

CYRIL DUCAU was appointed as Chairman of the Board in June 2017. Ducau previously served as a director since April 2011. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Ansonia Holdings Singapore B.V. and the Managing Director of Quantum Pacific Ventures Limited. He is also a member of the board of directors of Quantum Pacific Shipping Services Pte. Ltd., Ansonia Holdings Singapore B.V. and IC Power Ltd., as well as other private companies, each of which may be associated with the same ultimate beneficiary, Mr. Idan Ofer.

Ducau was previously Head of Business Development of Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited in London from 2008 to 2012. Prior to joining Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited, Ducau was Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley & Co. International Ltd. in London and during his tenure there from 2000 to 2008 he held various positions in the Capital Markets, Leveraged Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions teams. Prior to that, Ducau gained experience in consultancy working for Arthur D. Little in Munich and investment management with Credit Agricole UI Private Equity in Paris.

Ducau graduated from ESCP Europe Business School (Paris, Oxford, Berlin) and holds a Master of Science in business administration and a Diplom Kaufmann.

N. Scott Fine , , , Vice Chairman

N. SCOTT FINE was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Board in June 2017. Fine previously served as a director since December 2016. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of CTD Holdings Inc., a biotechnology/ healthcare company. He also serves on a number of Boards of Directors including: Kenon Holdings Ltd.; Forward Industries, where he serves as Lead Director; and Operations Technology Stichting, where he is Sole Director. Mr. Fine has been an investment banker for over 35 years, and formerly served as the Vice Chairman and Lead Director of Central European Distribution Corporation (“CEDC”), a multi-billion dollar alcohol and beverage company, and has been involved in corporate finance for over 30 years.

Mr. Fine attended New Hampshire College where he studied Business Administration.

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.

Antoine Bonnier , ,

Mr. Bonnier was appointed as a director of the Company in October 2016. He is currently an Investment Director of Quantum Pacific (UK) LLP and serves as a member of the board of directors of Kenon Holdings Ltd. and of Primus Green Energy, Inc., each of which may be associated with the same ultimate beneficiary, Mr. Idan Ofer. Mr. Bonnier was previously a member of the investment team of Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited from 2011 to 2012. Prior to joining Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited in 2011, Mr. Bonnier was Associate in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley & Co. During his tenure there, from 2005 to 2011, he held various positions in the Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions teams in London, Paris and Dubai.

Mr. Bonnier graduated from ESCP Europe Business School and holds a Master of Science in Management.

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.

Sami Iskander , ,

SAMI ISKANDER was appointed as a director of the company in September 2013. He is the executive vice president for Shell's Upstream joint venture since February 2016, and also serves as the board member of Petroleum Development Oman, LLC and Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sendirian Berhad.

Iskander was previously the COO at BG Group. He 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 fulfilling a number of key leadership roles with Schlumberger.

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

Matthew Samuels , ,

Mr. Samuels was appointed as a director of the Company in December 2016. He is currently the General Counsel of Quantum Pacific (UK) LLP. From November 2008 until December 2012, Mr. Samuels served as General Counsel of Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited. Prior to joining Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited, Mr. Samuels was an associate in the corporate and capital markets group at Herbert Smith LLP in London from 2007 to 2008. From 2002 to 2007, he was an associate in the corporate department at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP in San Francisco.

Mr. Samuels holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from University of Virginia and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School.

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.
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