Frank's names Cestero as SVP, general counsel, and secretary

Frank's International NV (NYSE: FI), an oil services company, has appointed Alex Cestero as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary.

Cestero most recently served as vice president, co-general counsel, and corporate secretary at Weatherford International plc. He comes to Frank's having spent his entire career serving in the oil and gas industry in both public company and private law firm settings. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University and a juris doctorate from Stanford University School of Law, Cestero worked at the international law firms of Vinson & Elkins LLP, as well as Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, before spending several years in the legal department of international drilling contractor Pride International Inc. (now part of Ensco plc) in areas of increasing responsibility, including as deputy general counsel, during which time he also earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Rice University.

Prior to joining Weatherford in 2013, Cestero was senior vice president, general counsel, secretary, and chief compliance officer of Pride International's spinoff, Seahawk Drilling Inc., and was later recruited to Lufkin Industries Inc. as vice president, general counsel, secretary, and chief compliance officer. Serving as Lufkin's youngest executive officer in the company's 111-year history, Cestero developed the global legal function, helped lead five international acquisitions, and later helped lead the negotiations for what would become the eventual acquisition of the company by GE Oil & Gas.

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