John Evans has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas services industry, primarily in the SURF and offshore engineering and construction sectors. He started his career in 1986, working with Brown & Root and gained a successful record in general management, commercial and operational roles in the offshore oil and gas industry.
Prior to his current appointment, from July 2005, John held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Subsea 7.
John has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cardiff University, is a Chartered Mechanical and Marine Engineer and a Chartered Director.
Date of appointment: John has been Chief Executive Officer of Subsea 7 since January 2020.
Nationality and date of birth: 1963
Chief Financial Officer
Ricardo Rosa, Chief Financial Officer
Ricardo started his career in 1977 with Price Waterhouse in London and transferred in 1981 to Rio de Janeiro. In 1983 he joined Schlumberger where he held various financial positions within the Schlumberger Group, working in Paris, Jakarta, Rio de Janeiro, Caracas, Milan and London.
In 2000 he joined Transocean as Vice President and Controller in Houston, subsequently becoming Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific and Middle East in Singapore and then for Europe and Africa, in Paris. Prior to joining Subsea 7, he was Transocean’s Executive Vice President and CFO. Ricardo holds a Masters of Arts degree in Modern Languages from Oxford University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Date of appointment: Ricardo has been Chief Financial Officer of Subsea 7 since July 2012.
Nationality and date of birth: 1956
Executive Vice President - Subsea and Conventional
Olivier Blaringhem, Executive Vice President - Subsea and Conventional
Olivier started his career in the Oil and Gas engineering and contracting sector in 1995, working for seven years with Entrepose Contracting in project management and commercial roles, based in Nigeria, China and France.
Since joining Subsea 7 in 2002, Olivier has held a number of country, regional and corporate management positions based in the North Sea, Africa, Asia and the Middle-East.
Olivier is a Mechanical and Electricity Engineer graduated from the Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics in Paris.
Date of appointment: Olivier has been Executive Vice President – Subsea and Conventional since January 2020. Olivier also holds the dual role of Chief Executive Officer for Subsea Integration Alliance.
Nationality and date of birth: 1970
Executive Vice President - Projects and Operations
Phil Simons, Executive Vice President - Projects and Operations
Phil began his career in 1992 as an engineer in London for pipeline installation contractor, European Marine Contractors, and has more than 20 years’ experience in the subsea pipelines business.
Phil joined Subsea 7 in Aberdeen in 2004 as a senior project manager and in 2011 was appointed Vice President for Canada, Mediterranean and Russia. In 2013 he was appointed Vice President UK Canada, before taking up the role of Vice President for North Sea Canada in 2016. In 2018 Phil was appointed Senior Vice President Global Projects and Operations.
Phil is a graduate of Leeds University where he studied Mining Engineering.
Date of appointment: Phil has been Executive Vice President - Projects and Operations since January 2020.
Nationality and date of birth: 1966
Nathalie Louys, General Counsel
Nathalie began her legal career in 1986, working with Saint-Gobain and Eurotunnel, gaining extensive legal experience across a number of industries. In 1996 she joined Technip, based in Paris, progressing to the role of Vice President Legal – Offshore.
In 2006 Nathalie joined Subsea 7 and subsequently worked in a number of senior corporate and operational legal roles. Prior to her current appointment Nathalie was Vice President Legal – Commercial.
Nathalie has been admitted to the Paris Bar and has legal qualifications from University Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne and Paris XI in France and the University of Kent in the UK.
Date of appointment: Nathalie has been General Counsel of Subsea 7 since April 2012.
Nationality and date of birth: 1963
Executive Vice President – Human Resources
Kate Lyne, Executive Vice President - Human Resources
Kate began her career in the power generation sector with Alstom, where she held a number of roles in Belgium, France, UK and USA. In 2003 she moved to Imerys where she was initially HR Director for the Paper division before being appointed as HR Director for the Ceramics, Refractories, Abrasives, and Foundry businesses based in Paris. In 2012 Kate joined the Company as VP Group Human Resources which she held until her current appointment. Kate has a business degree from the University of Brighton and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Date of appointment: Kate has been Executive Vice President – Human Resources of Subsea 7 since September 2019.