Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) has named Carl Trowell as the company’s CEO and president. Trowell will also be appointed to Ensco’s board. He succeeds Dan Rabun, who is retiring after eight years as CEO. Rabun’s planned retirement was announced in November 2013.
The effective date for Trowell’s appointments to CEO, president and the board of directors is expected to be June 15. Following his appointments, Rabun will remain as non-executive chairman to ensure a smooth transition. Trowell will be based in Ensco’s London headquarters.
Trowell joins Ensco following a career with Schlumberger. His leadership experience includes positions as president of integrated project management, president of Schlumberger production management, and president of Schlumberger WesternGeco Ltd. He began his professional career as a petroleum engineer with Shell before joining Schlumberger.
Trowell has a PhD in earth sciences from the University of Cambridge, a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Imperial College London, and a Master of Business Administration degree from The Open University.