IADC chairman profile: Matt Ralls

Life takes us to unexpected places. For Matt Ralls, it was a rather circuitous route – including a botched roustabout attempt when he was 18, a decision to major in nuclear engineering rather than petroleum engineering in college, and nearly two decades in the banking industry – that finally took him into the oil and gas business in 1990. Now, as president and CEO of Rowan Companies, Mr Ralls is leading one of the industry’s most respected companies with a long-standing reputation for operational excellence worldwide. Rowan currently operates a fleet of high-spec jackups on a global basis, with an ambition to expand into the floating deepwater segment… [Read more]


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