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Thierry Pilenko is Executive Chairman of the TechnipFMC board of directors. He joined Technip in 2007 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and prior to that was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Veritas DGC, a seismic services company based in Houston. Between 1998 and 2004 he also served as President of Schlumberger GeoQuest in Houston and subsequently as Managing Director of SchlumbergerSema in Paris.
Mr. Pilenko also served in a succession of management and executive roles with Schlumberger beginning in 1984, including several international positions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. He is currently a board member of Rowan Companies plc, an offshore drilling company. Previously, he served on the boards of Hercules Offshore, CGG Veritas, and Peugeot SA. He holds degrees from France’s Nancy School of Geology and the IFP School.
Douglas J. Pferdehirt
Chief Executive Officer
Douglas J. Pferdehirt is Chief Executive Officer of TechnipFMC. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of FMC Technologies, and prior to joining FMC Technologies in 2012, spent 26 years at Schlumberger Limited in a succession of executive leadership positions including: Vice President of Corporate Development and Communications, President of Schlumberger’s Reservoir Production Group, Vice President Investor Relations and Communications, President North and South America Schlumberger, and Vice President of Oilfield Services U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Pferdehirt holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is on the board of directors of the American Heart Association and of the Executive Women in Energy Initiative.
Arnaud Caudoux joined the board of TechnipFMC in 2017. He is currently Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Bpifrance in charge of the Finance, Risk Management, IT and Guarantee business line of Bpifrance. He was Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Bpifrance from 2013 to 2015, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of OSEO from 2008 to 2012 and Managing Director of OSEO Garantie (formerly Sofaris) from 2004 to 2008. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Caudoux was Chief Credit Risk and IT Officer of Sofaris.
Mr. Caudoux began his career in 1997 at Accenture as a consultant before joining AT Kearney in 2001. Mr. Caudoux graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées.
Pascal Colombani joined the board of TechnipFMC in 2017. Previously he was a member of the Technip board of directors since 2007. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of A.T. Kearney, a member of the European Advisory Board of JPMorgan Chase, non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Valeo, a member of the Boards of Directors of Alstom and Siaci-Saint-Honoré and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV).
He held various executive positions and directorships in both the public and private sectors, including in Schlumberger, the French Ministry of Research, the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and Areva.
Marie-Ange Debon joined TechnipFMC’s board of directors in 2017. Previously she was a member of the Technip board of directors since 2010. She is Senior Executive Vice President of Suez Group and Chief Executive Officer of the International Division.
Mrs. Debon has served in various positions in both the public and private sectors, including in the French Audit Commission (Cour des Comptes), France 3, Thomson and the Collège de l'Autorité des Marchés Financiers (the French Financial Market Authority).
Eleazar de Carvalho Filho
Eleazar de Carvalho Filho is on the board of directors for TechnipFMC. Formerly he was a member of FMC Technologies’ board of directors since 2010. Mr. de Carvalho Filho has been a Founding Partner of Virtus BR Partners Assessoria Corporativa Ltda. since May 2009, and is also a Founding Partner of Sinfonia Consultoria Financeira e Participações Ltda. since August 2012, which are financial advisory and consulting firms. He served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Unibanco Investment Bank, a Brazilian investment bank, from April 2008 to March 2009.
Mr. de Carvalho Filho was a Consultant for BHP Billiton Metais S.A., a global natural resources company, from 2006 to 2011. He was a Founding Partner of Iposeira Capital Ltda., established in 2003, as well as STK Capital Gestora de Recursos Ltda., established in 2010, which are independent advisory and asset management companies. Mr. de Carvalho Filho also serves on the board of directors of Brooksfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P., Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicão-Grupo Pão de Acúcar and Cnova N.V. In addition to his public directorships, Mr. de Carvalho Filho also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra Foundation.
Claire S. Farley
Claire S. Farley is on the TechnipFMC board of directors, and had been a member of the FMC Technologies board of directors since 2009. Ms. Farley has been a Vice-Chairman in the Energy & Infrastructure business of KKR & Co. L.P., a global investment firm (“KKR”) since January 2016. She began her affiliation with KKR in September 2010 as a co-founder of RPM Energy, LLC, a privately-owned oil and gas exploration and development company, which partnered with KKR. Prior to founding RPM Energy, Ms. Farley was an Advisory Director at Jefferies Randall & Dewey, a global oil and gas industry advisor, and was Co-President of Jefferies Randall & Dewey from February 2005 to July 2008. Prior to that, Ms. Farley served as Chief Executive Officer of Randall & Dewey, an oil and gas asset transaction advisory firm, from September 2002 until February 2005, when Randall and Dewey became the Oil and Gas Investment Banking Group of Jefferies & Company.
Ms. Farley has extensive oil and gas exploration expertise, holding several positions within Texaco from 1981 to 1999, including President of Worldwide Exploration and New Ventures, President of North American Production and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Texaco, Inc. Ms. Farley also served as Chief Executive Officer of Intelligent Diagnostics Corporation from October 1999 to January 2001 and Trade-Ranger Inc. from January 2001 to May 2002. Ms. Farley also serves on the board of directors of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and LyondellBasell Industries N.V. In addition to her public directorships, Ms. Farley is also a board member of Samson Resources, a private company, and a Trustee of the Houston Ballet Foundation.
Didier Houssin joined TechnipFMC’s board of directors as a member in 2017. He had been a member of the Technip board of directors since 2016.
Mr. Houssin is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IFP Énergies nouvelles since April 8, 2015. He also held various international and executive positions both in the French Government and the private industrial sector, including the International Energy Agency, BRGM, the French Geological Survey, the French Ministry of Economy and Finance and Total.
Peter Mellbye joined TechnipFMC’s board of directors in 2017, and was previously a board member of FMC Technologies since. Mr. Mellbye served as Executive Vice President, Development & Production, International, of Statoil ASA, an international oil and gas company, from January 2011 until his retirement in September 2012. He was Executive Vice President, Production & International Exploration of Statoil from August 2004 to January 2011. From 1992 to 2004, Mr. Mellbye was Statoil’s Executive Vice President, Natural Gas, and from 1990 to 1992, he served as Senior Vice President, Natural Gas. He joined Statoil in 1982 as Vice President, Gas Marketing, a position he held until 1990.
Mr. Mellbye worked in the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry from 1975 to 1979 before joining the Norwegian Trade Council, where he worked from 1979 to 1982. In addition to serving on our Board, Mr. Mellbye also serves as a director of Statkraft AS, a public company, as well as the following non-public companies: Competentia, Half Wave AS, Qinterra Technologies (previously known as Oz, or Aker Well Service AS), Resoptima AS and Wellesley Petroleum AS.
John O'Leary is a board member of TechnipFMC and was previously a member of the Technip board of directors since 2007.
Mr. O'Leary is the Chief Executive Officer of Strand Energy (Dubai) and sits on the Supervisory Boards of Huisman Itrec and Jumbo Shipping. He also held various executive positions in Pareto Offshore ASA, the Forasol-Foramer group and the group resulting from the merger between Forasol-Foramer and Pride International.
Richard A. Pattarozzi
Richard A. Pattarozzi joined TechnipFMC’s board of directors in 2017, and was previously a member of FMC Technologies’ board of directors since 2002. Mr. Pattarozzi served as Vice President of Shell Oil Company from March 1999 until his retirement in January 2000. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer for both Shell Deepwater Development, Inc. and Shell Deepwater Production, Inc. from 1995 until 1999. In April 1991, he was appointed General Manager of Shell’s Deepwater Production Division and in October 1991, General Manager of Shell’s Deepwater Exploration and Production Division.
Mr. Pattarozzi is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Army War College Foundation.
Kay G. Priestly
Kay G. Priestly is a member of TechnipFMC’s board of directors. She previously served on the board of FMC Technologies since 2015. Ms. Priestly served as Chief Executive Officer of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., an international mining company focused on copper, gold and coal in the Asia Pacific region, from May 2012 until her retirement in December 2014. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Rio Tinto Copper (a division of the Rio Tinto Group – Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited), a global metal and mining corporation, from 2008 until her appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Turquoise Hill Resources in 2012. From 2006 to 2008, she was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Utah Copper operations.
Ms. Priestly served as Vice President, Risk Management and General Auditor for Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations, from 2004 to 2006. She previously spent over 24 years with global professional services firm Arthur Andersen, where she provided tax, consulting and mergers and acquisitions services to global companies across many industries, including energy, mining, manufacturing and services. Ms. Priestly also serves on the board of directors of New Gold Inc.
Joseph Rinaldi is a member of the TechnipFMC board of directors and was a previous member of the Technip board of directors since 2009. He retired from the international law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell and in 2016, where he was a senior partner in the Paris office.
James M. Ringler
James M. Ringler is a board member at TechnipFMC and was previously on the board of directors for FMC Technologies since 2001. Mr. Ringler has served as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Teradata Corporation, a provider of database software, data warehousing and analytics, since October 2007. Mr. Ringler served as Vice Chairman of Illinois Tool Works Inc. until his retirement in 2004. Prior to joining Illinois Tool Works, he was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Premark International, Inc. from October 1996 until Premark merged with Illinois Tool Works in November 1999.
Mr. Ringler joined Premark in 1990 and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer until 1996. From 1986 to 1990, he was President of White Consolidated Industries’ Major Appliance Group, and from 1982 to 1986, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of The Tappan Company. Mr. Ringler also serves on the board of directors of Autoliv Inc., DowDuPont Inc., John Bean Technologies Corporation and Teradata Corporation.