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Board of Directors - Biography


Steven L. Newman

  • Chair of the Safety, Workplace and Project Risk Committee;
  • Member of the Human Resources Committee;
  • Member of the Governance and Ethics Committee

Mr. Newman is a corporate director and brings over 25 years of experience in the energy industry. From March 2010 to February 2015, he was President and CEO and a director of Transocean, Ltd., the world’s largest offshore contract driller. Mr. Newman joined Transocean in 1994 and held various management and operational positions. He served as President and COO from May 2008 until March 2010 when he was appointed President and CEO. In his early career, Mr. Newman was Financial Analyst at Chevron Corporation and Reservoir Engineer at Mobil E&P US.

Mr. Newman is an independent non-executive director of Tidewater, Inc., Dril-Quip, Inc., Rubicon Oilfield International Holdings GP, Ltd as well as a limited partner of Rubicon Oilfield International Holdings, L.P. Mr. Newman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the National Association of Corporate Directors.