Maersk Drilling Names First Female Director

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Maersk Drilling has appointed Moira Ming Ying Li as Unit Director

 

Maersk Drilling has appointed Moira Ming Ying Li as unit director for the Maersk Deliverer rig working for Chevron offshore Angola. She will assume her new role August 15, 2014. Moira is the first female unit director in Maersk Drilling.

“We are very pleased to appoint Moira Ming Ying Li as unit director on the Maersk Deliverer. Moira has proven herself time and time again through various positions in Maersk Drilling, latest as Assistant Rig Manager for Drillship 4, and I am confident that she will strive in her new role with the rest of the team on Maersk Deliverer,” says Claus Bachmann, Vice President in Maersk Drilling and responsible for Maersk Drilling’s deepwater units.

After graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering, Moira joined Maersk Drilling’s Rig Manager Development Program in 2007.

Jesper B. Madsen, Head of HR in Maersk Drilling sees the extensive training that Moira has received in Maersk Drilling as a as a good preparation for the many career opportunities’that Maersk Drilling’s growth strategy provides.

“Due to our ambitious growth strategy, we have spent a great deal of time on creating a strong internal talent pipeline. Our drilling trainee and rig manager trainee programmes are good examples of this, and with Moira we are once again harvesting the fruit of our work. Furthermore, I am glad to see that our programmes can promote both men and women as long as the right performance and competencies are in place.”

The unit director position on the Maersk Deliverer has since operation start in Angola been a shared position. Moira will share the position with existing unit director Jens C. Rise.


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