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Management Team

Iham Toma

Ihab Toma

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Toma has served as our Chief Executive Officer since August 29, 2016.

Prior to joining Vantage Mr. Toma served in the following capacities:

Transocean
Executive Vice President – Chief of Staff (2012 - 2013)
Executive Vice President – Operations (2011 - 2012)
Executive Vice President – Global Business (2010 - 2011)
Senior Vice President – Marketing and Planning (2009 - 2010)

Schlumberger
Various Roles (1986 - 2009)

Doug Halkett

Douglas Halkett

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Halkett has served as our Chief Operating Officer since January 15, 2008.

Prior to joining Vantage Mr. Halkett served in the following capacities:

Transocean
Division Manager, Northern Europe
(2003 – 2007)

Operations Manager, Gulf of Mexico
(2001 – 2003) & in UK (1996 – 2001)

Forasol-Foramer
Various Operations & Business Roles
(1988 – 1996)

Edward Brantley

Edward G. Brantley

Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Brantley has served as our Chief Accounting Officer and Controller since April 2008.

Prior to joining Vantage Mr. Brantley served in the following capacities:

Transmeridian Exploration Incorporated
Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer (2005 – 2008)

Pride International
Director – Financial Projects (2004 – 2005)

Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer (2001 – 2004)

Treasurer (2000 – 2001)

Baker Hughes, Inc.
Various Management Roles (1989 – 2000)

Tom Cimino

Tom Cimino

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Cimino has served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 22, 2016.

Prior to joining Vantage Mr. Cimino served in the following capacities:

AEI Services LLC – an international energy infrastructure firm
Chief Financial Officer (2012-2016)

Vice President - Controller (2007-2012)

PricewaterhouseCoopers
Director – Global Capital Markets Group (2003 -2007)

Mr. Cimino started his career in public accounting with KPMG and also worked with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporate Finance.

Bill Thomson

Bill Thomson

Vice President Marketing & Business Development

Mr. Thomson has served as our Vice President Marketing and Business Development since July 2016.

Prior to this he served as our Vice President of Technical services, Supply chain and Projects from March 8, 2008 until July 2016.

Prior to joining Vantage Mr. Thomson served in the following capacities:

Transocean
Asset Operations Manager UK, Europe and Africa Technical Support Manager, New Build Project Manager and other various roles in Engineering, Project Management & Technical Support.
(1993-2008)

Wayne Bauer

Director of QHSE

Mr. Bauer joined the Company in April 2014 as our Southeast Asian QHSE Manager. He has served as our Director of QHSE since 1 December 2016.

Prior to joining Vantage Mr. Bauer served in the following capacities:

RPS Energy
Principle Safety and Risk Consultant – Australasia (2011-2014)

COSL Drilling Pan Pacific
QHSE Manager (2009-2010)

WorleyParsons Services
Safety Consultancy Manager (2006-2009)

Douglas Stewart

Douglas Stewart

Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Prior to joining Vantage Mr. Stewart served in the following capacities:

Stallion Oilfield Holdings, Inc 
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary (2007-2016)

Occidental Petroleum Corporation
International business development group.

Vinson & Elkins LLP
Corporate finance and securities law.

 

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Linda J. Ibrahim

Vice President of Tax & Governmental Compliance

Ms. Ibrahim joined the Company in 2010 and has served as our Vice President of Tax & Governmental Compliance since 1 January 2015.

Prior to joining Vantage Ms. Ibrahim served in the following capacities:

Pride International
Assistant Tax Director – Western Hemisphere (2006-2010)

Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
Tax Manager (1999-2006)

BDO
Tax Senior (1997-1999)