Ocean Rig announces management changes
Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced the following management changes:
Mr. Pankaj Khanna has been appointed as Pr esident and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Khanna is 47 years old with 29 years of varied experience in the maritime & offshore industry. He last served as Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Marine Inc, a drybulk company that he founded in 2013.
Mr. Iraklis Sbarounis has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective January 1, 2018. Mr . Sbarounis will also continue to serve as a Director and Secretary of the Company. Prior to his cu rrent positions, he held the position of Vice President Business Development at the Company.
Mr. David Cusiter has been appointed as Chief Operations Officer of the Company effective November 25, 2017. Mr. Cusiter has been in the offshore industry for 28 years.
Mr. Josselin Gere will remain as Vice President Marketing and Cont racts and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Anthony Argyropoulos shall remain as Special Advisor Capital Markets to the Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Anthony Kandylidis has been appointed Executive Vice Chairm an of the Company effective January 1, 2018 and remains a Director of the Company.
The position of Executive Vice President will be discontinued effective March 31, 2018 and the functions will be cons olidated in the re sponsibilities of th e Chief Operations Officer.
About Ocean Rig UDW Inc.
Ocean Rig is an international offshore drilling contractor providing oilfield services for offshore oil and gas exploration, development and pro duction drilling, and specializing in the ultra- deepwater and harsh-environment segment of the offshore drilling industry.