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.

Paul Reese , , , CFO

PAUL T. REESE joined Pacific Drilling in October 2008 and was appointed to his current position of chief financial officer in February 2014. He previously served as vice president, controller.

Reese has been a finance professional in the oilfield services and E&P space for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Pacific Drilling, he was controller for the global exploration and development divisions at BHP Billiton Petroleum.

From 1995 to 2007, Reese served in various financial management roles at Transocean, including finance director for the North and South America business units, assistant vice president for audit and advisory services, and finance manager for the Asia and Australia and South America regions, with international posts in Asia and Central and South America.

Prior to joining Transocean, Reese was an auditor in the Houston offices of Arthur Andersen LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and managerial studies and a Master of Accounting from Rice University.

Cees Van Diemen , , , COO

CEES VAN DIEMEN joined Pacific Drilling in 2009 and was appointed chief operating officer in August 2013. He provides overall direction and maximizes HSE and operational performance, growth and profitability, overseeing the day-to-day leadership and management of the operations and technical support functions while meeting client contractual responsibilities and regulatory compliance.

He has more than 37 years of industry experience and began his career offshore with Sedneth (now Transocean) in 1977. His extensive industry experience includes 25 years at Neddrill/Noble, where he held various management positions working with jack-ups, semi-submersibles and drillships, and as a result residing in several countries in Europe, North and South America and West Africa.

Van Diemen concluded his national service duty as a first lieutenant in the army. He holds a bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering from the University of Arnhem, The Netherlands.
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