Our Team

Our Team

Alf C Thorkildsen - Chairman

Alf C Thorkildsen

Chairman


Mr. Thorkildsen joined Hitecvision in 2013 from the position Chief Executive Officer of Seadrill. During his tenure, Seadrill grew to be the world’s largest driller by market capitalisation and enterprise value. Mr. Thorkildsen joined Seadrill in 2006 as CFO. Prior to this, he was the CFO of Smedvig ASA, a leading Norwegian drilling company, which was acquired by Seadrill in 2006.

Mr. Thorkildsen started his career in 1980 in Larsen and Hagen Shipping and worked thereafter for 20 years in numerous senior positions at Shell. Mr. Thorkildsen has a degree in business from Handelsakademiet in Norway and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Marcus Chew – Chief Executive Officer

Marcus Chew

Chief Executive Officer


Marcus is a qualified naval architect and has over 25 years of experience in the rig building industry. He started in 1987 with Keppel fels and served as Naval Architect, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Marketing Manager, General Manager Engineering. He successfully built and delivered several multi-million offshore projects including the Petrobras P-18 production semi-submersible and Saga Varg FPSO.

In 1997 he joined Smedvig (now known as Seadrill) as Director of Business Development and concurrently Director of Projects where he successfully managed the building and commissioning of a complete new fleet of 10 modern tender rigs in the market over the last 12 years. He holds a Diplome d’Ingenieur from Ecole Centrale de Nantes and a post graduate PMD from Harvard Business School.

Interview with Energy Boardroom - 23rd December 2013
Interview with Upstream, The International Oil & Gas Newspaper - 18th March 2016

Luc Plouzennec

Vice President Operations & Marketing


With a Master of Science Degree in General Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Arts et Metiers, Luc comes with a long track record from both Schlumberger and most recently Ensco in Singapore. He has experience as Rig Manager in the past in Africa, the North Sea and South East Asia. Whilst based in Singapore, Luc also served as Regional Operations Manager for a 3 year period overlooking Jack-ups, Moored and DP Semi-subs across Asia Pacific. He joined Energy Drilling in September 2017.