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Awilco Appoints New CEO

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Shailaja A. Lakshmi

UK-based drilling contractor Awilco Drilling announced that tha appointment of Jens Berge as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Berge will succeed Jon Oliver Bryce.

"The Board would like to thank Jon Oliver Bryce for his nine years as Awilco Drilling's CEO. At the same time, we are very pleased to announce that Jens Berge has accepted to take over the CEO position" says Sigurd E. Thorvildsen, Chairman of the Board of Awilco Drilling PLC.

Jens Berge will assume his new position no later than 4 June 2019. In the meantime the Board has appointed Roddy Smith, Chief Operating Officer, as interim CEO.

Jens Berge is a Norwegian citizen. He has served as Chief Operating Officer at Prosafe SE since November 2017. Previously he worked at A.P. Møller Maersk/Maersk Drilling, where he started in 2002 and latest served as Vice President until 2017.

Jens Berge holds a double MBA from Columbia Business School, New York, and London Business School. He also has a nautical education from Stavanger Offshore Technical Academy.

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