SBM Offshore confirmed two appointments to the Board of Management:
Mr. Bruno Chabas will be appointed as Chief Operating Officer and a Director in the Board of Management of SBM Offshore N.V. with effect from 1 May 2011, succeeding Francis Blanchelande who is due to retire this year. Bruno Chabas joins the Company from Acergy, one of the leading oilfield services companies, where he has held the position of COO for the past 8 years. He is a French citizen and has an MBA from Babson College, USA.
Mr. Jean-Philippe Laurès has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer and a Director in the Board of Management of SBM Offshore N.V. in November 2010. Jean-Philippe Laurès has been an employee of the Company since 1990 and has performed senior management functions within each of the Engineering, Project Management, Marketing & Sales and Fleet Operations activities. He is a French citizen and has a PhD from Tufts University, Boston.