3.10 Information regarding the Board of Management
Chief Executive Officer
Bruno Chabas started his career in finance in 1991, first with a private equity company and subsequently with CIC Group (France). In 1992 he moved to Stolt Comex Seaway in various management positions in the USA, France and the UK, lastly as Managing Director. In 1999, Bruno Chabas was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Stolt Offshore, an offshore services company specialising in seabed to surface engineering and construction. In 2002, Bruno took the position of Chief Operating Officer. In 2006, Stolt Offshore became Acergy, which was listed on the Oslo stock exchange and on the NASDAQ until its merger earlier in 2011 with Subsea 7. Following completion of the Acergy-Subsea 7 merger, Bruno joined SBM Offshore in May 2011 as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. At the EGM of 14 December 2011, Bruno was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. He graduated in 1988 in economics at the University of Economic Sciences Aix-Marseille and obtained an MBA from Babson College Wellesley, MA, USA in 1990.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Miles joined the Company in 1994 as internal auditor and subsequently performed functions of increasing responsibility within the financial department, becoming Controller in the Monaco office. In May 2004, Mark was appointed Director and CFO of the Group. At the AGM of 15 May 2008, he was appointed as Managing Director and CFO. A graduate in Economics with Statistics of Bristol University and a Chartered Accountant, prior to joining SBM Offshore, Mark was an audit manager with Coopers & Lybrand in France.
Chief Operating Officer
Jean-Philippe Laurès joined SBM Offshore’s Monaco office in 1990 as a structural engineer and subsequently performed functions of increasing responsibility within Engineering, Operations, Production & Marketing Departments. In 1997, he became a Shore Base Manager in Nigeria and in 1999 was appointed as Regional Marketing Director in Angola. He returned to Monaco office in 2001 and has held various managerial positions in the Engineering Department. In 2005, Jean-Philippe became Area Sales Vice-President of Marketing & Sales and in 2007 moved to SBM Production Contractors (fleet operations) where he held the position of Vice-President and in 2009 President of this operating segment. In 2010, Jean-Philippe was appointed to the SBM Offshore Board of Management as Chief Commercial Officer. In January 2012, he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Jean-Philippe was a Product Engineer at INDIKOM (Metravib Instrument), and a Section Leader at the Welding Institute (TWI). A graduate from INSA, Lyon, and PhD graduate from Tufts University, Boston.
Chief Technology Officer
Michael Wyllie joined the Company in 1995 as a senior process engineer, and subsequently worked in engineering management positions on several of the Company’s major FPSO projects. In 2000 he moved into engineering department management, and was appointed Chief Engineer in SBM Offshore’s Monaco office in 2002, a position which he held for 4 years. In 2006 he was assigned to a major bid as Proposal Director, before taking the position of Worldwide Director of Marketing & Sales in 2008. He was appointed to the Board of Management in January 2010, in the position of Chief Technology Officer. A graduate Chemical Engineer from Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh in 1980, and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, he has previously worked for Foster Wheeler Energy and Total.