CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR AND ADVISORY BOARD LEADER
Ludo has over 16 years of operational oil and gas industry experience. He has spent 6 years at Senergy (now part of Lloyds Register). Prior to Senergy he was a drilling manager at Wintershall and Perenco. Ludo has engineered and managed deepwater, HPHT, MPD, offshore and onshore drilling operations across the world in some of the most difficult operational environments. Ludo graduated in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the Arts et Métiers-ParisTech university in Paris, and holds an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from the IFP school (French Petroleum Institute).
Dr. Ramon C. Barquin
DIRECTOR AND CHAIRMAN OF THE US ADVISORY BOARD
Dr. Barquin is the president of Barquin Solutions LLC, a Washington, DC based consulting group. He was also the co-founder and first president of The Data Warehousing Institute. Dr. Barquin is recognized as a world-class specialist in knowledge management, data science, strategies and architectures, particularly data analytics for public and private sector enterprises. He is a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s DPIAC - Cybersecurity Subcommittee; and a founding Board Member of the Center for Internet Security.
Ramon has consulted for a number of governments and corporations. His U.S. federal clients encompass the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, Veterans Affairs and the Environmental Protection Agency. Other federal agencies he has assisted include the General Services Administration, the US Army, Navy, Air Force, FAA, Census, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the ExIm Bank, the Patent and Trademark Office and the Securities Exchange Commission. Some of his corporate clients include: AARP, Deloitte Consulting, EMC, ESRI, IBM, Informatica, ITT, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, MITRE, the NASDAQ and Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. He has consulted for several governments plus the United Nations, World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank.
HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Kit has deep roots in the energy insurance industry. He has had placements and support roles in London with several underwriting syndicates (including Amlin and Munich Re). In addition, Kit has spent extensive time with key service suppliers such as Lloyd’s Register and Stellar Well Control. Kit has worked alongside surveyors conducting operations for SIS on land rigs, offshore platforms, wells and facilities in Canada, Texas and Louisiana. Kit graduated from Newcastle University studying Environmental Sciences.
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Ray has over 35 years of national security and corporate risk reduction experience. Following his retirement as a senior executive within a "Five Eyes" intelligence agency, Ray established his consultancy, I-Sec Integrated Strategies (ISECIS). For seven years, ISECIS and its partners have delivered cutting-edge business solutions for clients through the application of intelligence “best practices” prioritizing critical risk identification and mitigation tradecraft from his tenure in national security. A core element of this consulting practice is the reduction of exposure to ever intensifying threats affecting legal, financial or reputational risks in a globalized world. Most relevant to his private practice with clients in sectors ranging from technology and insurance, to passenger transportation and retail, has been cyber and “insider threats”. Essential to Ray’s deep security practitioner approach is the early identification of “all hazard” risk types, along with the delivery of acute yet accessible risk reduction strategies and tactics.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING
Freddy is focussed on business development and marketing at SIS based in London. He has trained with several leading energy wholesale and retail brokers, underwriters and engineering firms including in the United States. His training has included time working alongside SIS’s engineers at well sites and facilities in Texas and Louisiana. Freddy studied Sociology at the University of Bristol.
PRINCIPAL SURVEYOR - ENERGY
Robert has over 40 years of experience worldwide in the oil and gas upstream industry. He has held various leadership and consulting positions at Reading & Bates, Transocean, Frontier Drilling and Pacific Drilling. In his previous roles, he was responsible to manage operational risks, HSE, corporate security and emergency response at upper management levels for some of the largest Offshore Drilling Contractors. He is also a well control prevention and blowout operations support specialist. In the insurance world, Robert has assisted leading Insurance Brokers and Underwriters to manage complex claims, incident investigations and provide technical expertise. He has 40 years of firefighting experience and is a State of Texas certified professional firefighter, Level II Fire & Rescue instructor and past Emergency Medical Technician. Robert is Senior Vice President of EMRS based in Houston TX, leading our team of onsite surveyors assessing the risks of major event escalation in onshore and offshore upstream and midstream operations around the world.
Jonathan has broad experience as an executive and director across multiple industries including at Google. Jonathan has extensive experience in setting up businesses, coordinating the development of their branding, developing commercial models and designing marketing programs. Jonathan has provided key leadership support to SIS since its inception. Jonathan holds an MSc in Marketing from the University of Strathclyde.
CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR – SIS CYBER
Dennis is a co-founder and director of SIS Cyber, following a 27 year career in the 5 EYES intelligence community with a particular focus in SIGINT and cyber. He has managed national-level counter terrorism programs and has led support to international military operations and counter-intelligence investigations. Dennis has extensive executive experience and leadership roles in developing national and international partnerships, creating operational strategies, and navigating complex public and private sector threats and risks. Given the nature of his previous responsibilities, Dennis possesses a rare and unique understanding of the cyber threat at a strategic level.
SIS has a rotating 10 member Advisory Board consisting of lead energy underwriters, risk managers from major corporations, engineers and brokers.
Our Advisory Board members are independent, outside experts that provide relevant insights on market trends and challenges. Through these consultations, we ensure that we continue to provide value added, cutting-edge solutions and services to the whole insurance community. If you would like more information or would like to be included as an advisory board member, please contact Ludovic Audoin.