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Mr. Ghabris has over 30 years of experience in the oil service industry. Mr. Ghabris has served as Chief Executive Officer of NPS since 2008. Before serving as Chief Executive Officer of NPS, Mr. Ghabris spent more than 20 years with Schlumberger, where he held several executive roles in operations, technical and marketing in the following countries: Kuwait, Syria, Libya, Canada, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates from 1989 to 2008. Mr. Ghabris was the Vice President of Schlumberger Arabian Region from 1999 to 2004 covering Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Pakistan. Prior to his assignment as a Chief Executive Officer of NPS, he held the position of Integrated Project Manager for Schlumberger Middle East and Asia based in Dubai. Mr. Ghabris holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Kuwait University (Honors) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering in Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, United States (Honors). He is a member of the Canadian Professional Engineers, American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AiChE) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Andrew L. Waite
Mr. Waite is Co-President of LESA, the ultimate general partner of SCF and the ultimate general partner of the majority shareholder of SV3, 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, is on the board of directors of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FET), a position he has held since August 2010, and is on the board of directors of Atlantic Navigation Holdings (Singapore) Limited (SGX: 5UL), a position he has held since January 2016. 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, and Oil States International, Inc., a diversified oilfield services and equipment company from August 1995 through April 2006. Mr. Waite received an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, an MS degree in Environmental Engineering Science from California Institute of Technology and a BSc degree with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering from England’s Loughborough University.
Andrew L. Waite
Antonio J. Campo Mejia
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, 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.
Antonio J. Campo Mejia
Lead Independent Director
Ms. Zeibak is the Director of Investments - Oil, Gas, Power, Commodities and Industrials, for Olayan Europe Limited, The Olayan Group's investment advisory arm for the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. The Olayan Group is a private multinational enterprise with diverse commercial and industrial operations in the Middle East and an actively managed portfolio of international investments. Ms. Zeibak joined The Olayan Group in July 2005, initially with Olayan America, before moving to Olayan Europe. Since joining the Group in 2005, she has focused primarily on public and private equity investments in the energy and affiliated sectors. Ms. Zeibak is also a member of the Oxford Energy Policy Club.
Mr. Al-Nasr is the CEO 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.
Salem Al Noaimi
Mr. Al Noaimi is Waha Capital’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Mr.Al Noaimi has led Waha Capital since 2009, overseeing the company’s strategic transformation into a leading investment company, managing proprietary and third-party assets. Previously, he 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. He serves on the board of a number of companies, including NYSE-listed AerCap Holdings, Abu Dhabi Ship Building, Dunia Finance and Anglo Arabian Healthcare Mr. Al Noaimi is a UAE national and holds a degree in Finance and International Business from Northeastern University in Boston, USA.
Salem Al Noaimi
Mr. Foda has more than 22 years of professional experience in the oil and gas industry working for Schlumberger Limited around the world, particularly in the Middle East, Europe and the US. Since June 2016, he has served as Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Schlumberger. From July 2013 through June 2016, he served as an officer and the President for the Production Group of Schlumberger. In his previous roles, Mr Foda served as the President of Schlumberger Europe and Africa, Vice President and Managing Director of the Arabian market (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain), Worldwide Vice President for Well Intervention, Vice President for Europe, Caspian and Africa, Managing Director of Schlumberger in Oman, Operations Manager for UAE, Qatar, Yemen and the Arabian Gulf. He started his career in 1993 with Schlumberger, working on the offshore fields in the Red Sea, then transferred to Germany 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. He graduated in 1991 from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Faculty of Engineering, and he holds a BSc double major in Electronics and Automatic control. Sherif is a board member of Energy Recovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: ERII), a technology company based in California and is the Chairman and founder of GlobalConnect Ltd., an independent E&P focused investment company. Also, he serves on the board of Trustees of Awty International School in Houston, and is a board member for Al Fanar Venture philanthropy in London.
Chairman of the Board & CEO
Mr. Wood 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.