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"Bob Long joined the Board of Subsea 7 S.A. in January 2011. He served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Transocean Ltd. from October 2002 until his retirement in February 2010. Bob served as President from 2001 to 2006, Chief Financial Officer from 1996 to 2001 and Senior Vice President of Transocean from May 1990 until the time of the Sedco Forex merger, at which time he assumed the position of Executive Vice President. During his 35 year career with Transocean, Bob's international assignments included the UK, Egypt, West Africa, Spain and Italy.
"Bob is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Harvard Business School, and served five years in the Naval Nuclear Power Programme before joining SONAT Inc, the parent company of The Offshore Company, in 1975. As a result of multiple mergers The Offshore Company ultimately became Transocean Ltd. "