Claus Hemmingsen is chief executive officer of Maersk Drilling, partner in the firm A.P. Møller and member of the group’s Executive Board. Mr Hemmingsen joined A.P. Møller – Maersk in 1981 and has been stationed in Hong Kong for Maersk Hong Kong and in Singapore for Maersk Line Asia Region. He was appointed senior vice president in 2003 with overall responsibility for APM Terminals and Global Shared Service Centres.
He has served as CEO of Maersk Drilling since January 2005 and took overall responsibility of Maersk Supply Service the same year. He was appointed executive vice president in April 2005, member of the Executive Board in July 2006 and partner in July 2007. Mr Hemmingsen finalised an Executive MBA at IMD, Switzerland, in November 2007.
Louis A Raspino,
Louis A Raspino was appointed chief executive officer and president of Pride International in June 2005 and previously served as its executive vice president and chief accounting officer from December 2003.
Prior to joining Pride, Mr Raspino had served as senior vice president finance and chief financial officer of GrantPrideco and vice president finance of Halliburton. Before that, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer and member of the office of chairman of Louisiana Land & Exploration (LL&E), where he led the company’s merger into Burlington Resources to create the largest independent oil and gas company in the US at that time. His career at LL&E spanned 20 years.
He began his career with Ernst & Young, leaving in 1978 to joint LL&E. Mr Raspino holds a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of New Orleans.
Phil Rider is currently director-transition restructuring for Transocean, which he joined in 1985. He has worked in a variety of accounting positions, most recently as assistant controller. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Shippensburg University in 1981 and has been a CPA since 1985. He is the vice chairman of IADC’s Accounting Issues/Procedures Committee and is a member of the IADC Retirement Committee. He is also vice chairman of the Board of Directors of Southern Federal Credit Union.
Dr Lee Hunt, IADC President
Dr Lee Hunt serves as the chief executive of IADC, responsible for managing IADC’s worldwide operations. Before being named president in 1990, his prior association positions included manager for state government affairs, environmental affairs and human resources. Dr Hunt holds a PhD in political science from Northwestern University and received his law degree from South Texas College of Law.
IADC Senior Vice President,
Brian Petty is based in Washington, D.C., with global responsibilities for directing IADC’s government affairs initiatives. He serves as chairman of the federal Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Automotive Equipment and Capital Goods (ITAC 2), which counsels the US Trade Representative and the US Secretary of Commerce on international trade issues. He also serves on their joint Investment Working Group to advise them on international investment policy. In addition, he co-chairs the Energy Services Coalition, comprised of 60 companies and trade associations seeking liberalization of trade in the hydrocarbon, electric power and renewable energy sectors at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
Mr Petty holds a law degree from Georgetown University and an MA in literature from the University of Virginia.
Vice President –
Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co
After working his way through college as a roughneck, Jeff Flaherty graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering. He worked as an engineer and operations manager for Justiss Drilling Co from 1988 until 1995. He joined H&P in 1996 as a drilling engineer and was promoted to offshore drilling superintendent in 1997. In 1998, he was promoted to district manager of H&P’s Mid-Continent operations in Oklahoma City. In 2006, he was promoted to his current position of vice president, US land operations, responsible for H&P’s fleet of 209 land rigs operating domestically.
Vice President –
Tim Juran is senior vice president, deepwater units Americas for Seadrill, which he joined in January 2007. He has more than 26 years of experience in the drilling industry and has held several senior positions at Transocean, most recently as division manager, North America. Mr Juran’s extensive experience includes international onshore and offshore operations. He has a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, received in 1981.