Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Antonio J. Campo Mejia<br>Lead Independent Director,

    Antonio J. Campo Mejia
    Lead Independent Director

    Antonio J. Campo Mejia has been an independent director of the Company since May 12, 2017 and is the Lead Director of the Board. Mr. Campo Mejia has been a non-executive director of the Supervisory Board of Fugro N.V. (Euronext: FUR), a company providing geotechnical, survey, subsea and geosciences services, since 2014 and Vice-Chairman of Basin Holdings, a global holding company focused on providing products and services to energy and industrial customers since 2012. From 2012 to 2013, Mr. Campo Mejia served as non-executive director at Integra Group, an oilfield services company, mainly active in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Campo Mejia also served as non-executive director at Basin Supply LP, Basin Tools LP and Basin Energy Services LP from 2009 to 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Campo Mejia spent 28 years of his professional career at Schlumberger, one of the world’s leading oilfield services company, in a multitude of senior management positions in different parts of the world. In his various roles with Schlumberger, Mr. Campo Mejia served as the President of Latin America for Oilfield Services and President of Europe & Africa and was the President of Schlumberger’s Integrated Project Management business responsible for the worldwide operations in this service line. Prior to that, Mr. Campo Mejia served as Director of Personnel for the Reservoir Management Group in Houston, Texas and Vice President of Oilfield Services Latin America South, managing a full range of services in the region. In his career prior to 1997, Mr. Campo Mejia held a number of senior management and technical positions in Schlumberger’s wireline business. Mr. Campo Mejia received his bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in 1980.

    Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee
    Member of the Audit Committee
    Member of the Compensation Committee

  • Nadhmi Al-Nasr<br>Independent Director ,

    Nadhmi Al-Nasr
    Independent Director

    Nadhmi Al-Nasr was elected to the Board as of June 6, 2018 and is an independent director. Mr. Al-Nasr is the Chief Executive Officer of NEOM, Saudi Arabia’s megacity project; and the Interim President and Executive Vice President, Administration and Finance of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Mr. Al-Nasr has been associated with KAUST from its inception in 2006 and was instrumental in its development as a state-of-the-art campus which opened its doors in 2009. Previously, Mr. Al-Nasr held several positions at Saudi Aramco, including Manager of the Shaybah Development Program, a mega-project built in one of harshest environments in Saudi Arabia. The project is widely regarded as one of Saudi Aramco’s most ambitious and successful ventures. Mr. Al-Nasr also managed the largest oilfield in the world, Ghawar oilfield, for Saudi Aramco, and ensured the Kingdom’s ability to fill the production gap caused by the loss of oil output from Iraq and Kuwait during the Gulf War. Mr. Al-Nasr has also led Saudi Petroleum Overseas Ltd. London, as its Managing Director and has served as Executive Director of Community Services for Saudi Aramco. In 2014, Mr. Al-Nasr was appointed by royal decree to serve as a member of the Supreme Economic Council and was also appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees of the King Abdulaziz Centre for National Dialogue. In March 2017, Mr. Al-Nasr was appointed as Interim President of King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), in addition to his roles as Interim President and EVP at KAUST. In August 2018, Mr. Al-Nasr was appointed as the CEO of NEOM project. Mr. Al-Nasr graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1978.

    Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee

  • Yousef Al Nowais<br>Independent Director,

    Yousef Al Nowais
    Independent Director

    Yousef Al Nowais has served as an independent director since November 10, 2019. He serves as the Chairman and Managing Director of Arab Development (“ARDECO”), a company he founded in his home city of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. ARDECO is a large diversified business and a leading player in the oil & gas and petrochemical sectors as well as power generation and distribution and other engineering and infrastructure project services. He has also served as the Co-Chairman of Al Nowais Investments LLC, a leading investment company based in Abu Dhabi with local and international holdings in a broad range of strategic investments and actively managed subsidiaries. Prior to founding ARDECO, Mr. Al Nowais joined Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (“ADNOC”) after graduating from the University of Arizona in 1979 and held many senior positions in the ADNOC group, including Finance Director and Managing Director of ADNOC’s subsidiary FERTIL. From 2007-2013, Mr. Al Nowais served as Managing Director of Al Maabar International, a leading UAE organization investing internationally in real estate projects in the MENA region, which was formed as a joint venture between Al Dar Properties, Mubadala, Al Qudra Holdings, Reem Investment and Reem International.

  • Amr Al Menhali<br>Independent Director ,

    Amr Al Menhali
    Independent Director

    Mr. Al Noaimi is Waha Capital’s Chairman of the Board. Previously, Mr. Al Noaimi served as Waha Capital’s Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director from 2009 until March 2018.  He has also served as the Deputy CEO of Waha Capital, and CEO of Waha Leasing. Earlier in his career, Mr. Al Noaimi held various positions at Dubai Islamic Bank, the UAE Central Bank, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, and Kraft Foods. Mr. Al Noaimi holds a number of board positions with large public and private companies. He is Chairman of Seha, Dunia Finance and Anglo Arabian Healthcare. He is also a board member of New York-listed AerCap Holdings. Mr. Al Noaimi is a UAE national and holds a degree in Finance and International Business from Northeastern University in Boston, USA.

  • Hala Zeibak<br>Independent Director ,

    Hala Zeibak
    Independent Director

    Hala Zeibak has been an independent director of the Company since May 12, 2017 and is director of investments at Olayan Europe Limited, the investment advisory arm of The Olayan Group for the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. The Olayan Group is a private multinational enterprise with a managed portfolio of international investments and diverse commercial and industrial operations in the Middle East. Ms. Zeibak joined The Olayan Group in July 2005 and initially worked at Olayan America in New York. She transferred to Olayan Europe in London in January 2011. Ms. Zeibak’s focus is on public and private equity investments primarily in the energy and affiliated sectors, including oil, gas, power, commodities and industrials. She is a member of the Oxford Energy Policy Club. Ms. Zeibak received a BA in Economics from Tufts University in 2003, graduating Summa Cum Laude with membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She went on to earn a master’s degree in 2005 from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts. Her concentration was international finance and trade.

    Member of the Compensation Committee

  • Andrew L. Waite<br>Independent Director ,

    Andrew L. Waite
    Independent Director

    Andrew Waite was elected to the Board as of June 6, 2018 and is an independent director. Mr. Waite is Co-President of SCF Partners, Inc., the ultimate general partner of SCF-VIII, L.P. and the ultimate general partner of the majority shareholder of SV3 Holdings Pte Ltd and has been an officer of that company since October 1995. He was previously Vice President of Simmons & Company International, where he served from August 1993 to September 1995. From 1984 to 1991, Mr. Waite held a number of engineering and project management positions with Royal Dutch / Shell Group, an integrated energy company. Mr. Waite currently serves on the board of directors of Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE), a position he has held since February 2013, and on the board of directors of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FET), a position he has held since August 2010. Mr. Waite previously served on the board of directors of Complete Production Services, Inc., a provider of specialized oil and gas completion and production services from 2007 to 2009, Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc., a provider of marine services to the energy sector and military customers from 2000 to 2006, Oil States International, Inc., a diversified oilfield services and equipment company, from August 1995 through April 2006, and Atlantic Navigation Holdings (Singapore) Limited (SGX: 5UL), a provider of marine logistic, ship repair, fabrication, and other marine services, from January 2016 to December 2018. Mr. Waite received an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, an MS degree in Environmental Engineering Science from California Institute of Technology.

    Chair of the Audit Committee

  • Thomas Wood<br>Independent Director ,

    Thomas Wood
    Independent Director

    Thomas Wood has served as an independent director since our inception and served as our Chief Financial Officer from inception until October 2017 and from November 29, 2017 until June 2018. He is an entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in establishing and growing public and private companies that provide or use oil and gas contract drilling services. Since December 1990, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Round Up Resource Service Inc., a private investment company. Mr. Wood founded Xtreme Drilling Corp. (TSX:XDC), an onshore drilling and coil tubing technology company, in May 2005 and served as its Executive Chairman until May 2011 and its Chief Executive Officer and Director from May 2011 through August 2016. He is the founder of Savanna Energy Services Corp. (TSE: SVY), a North American energy services provider, where he served as the Chairman from 2001 to March 2005. He also served as Director at various companies engaged in the exploration and production of junior oil and gas, including Wrangler West Energy Corp. from April 2001 to 2014; New Syrus Capital Corporation from 1998 to 2001 and Player Petroleum Corporation from 1997 to 2001. In addition, Mr. Wood served as the President, Drilling and Wellbore Service, of Plains Energy Services Ltd. from 1997 to 2000 and Wrangler Pressure Control from 1998 to 2001. He served as the President of Round-Up Well Servicing Inc. from 1988 to 1997 and Vice President of Shelby Drilling from 1981 to 1987. Mr. Wood holds a BA in Economics from University of Calgary.

    Chair of the Compensation Committee
    Member of the Audit Committee
    Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee

  • Sherif Foda<br>Chairman of the Board & CEO,

    Sherif Foda
    Chairman of the Board & CEO

    Sherif Foda has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman since our inception. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in the oil and gas industry working for Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) (“Schlumberger”) around the world, particularly in the Middle East, Europe and the US. From June 2016 to January 2018, he served as Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Schlumberger. From July 2013 through June 2016, he served as an officer and the President of the Production Group of Schlumberger. From June 2011 to June 2013, he served as the President of Schlumberger Europe and Africa, based in Paris. From June 2009 to June 2011, he served as Schlumberger’s Vice President and Managing Director of the Arabian market: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain, based in Dhahran from July 2007 to May 2009, he served as Schlumberger’s Worldwide Vice President for Well Intervention, based in Houston. From 2005 to 2007, he was Schlumberger’s Vice President for Europe, Caspian and Africa, based in Paris. From 2002 to 2005, he served as the Managing Director of Schlumberger in Oman, based in Muscat. In 2001, he served as Schlumberger’s Operations Manager for UAE, Qatar and the Arabian Gulf, based in Abu Dhabi. He started his career in 1993 with Schlumberger, working on the offshore fields in the Red Sea, then transferred to Germany for two years, then served as the general manager of operations in Eastern Europe countries (mainly Poland, Lithuania, Romania and Hungary). Prior to working in the oil and gas industry, he worked in the information technology and computer industry for two years in Egypt. Mr. Foda is a board member of Energy Recovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: ERII), a technology company based in California. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Awty International School in Houston and is a board member for Al Fanar Venture philanthropy in London.