Dr. Thomas Burke, President & Chief Executive Officer, Rowan Companies

Dr. Thomas Burke, President & Chief Executive Officer, Rowan Companies

Dr. Burke was appointed Chief Executive Officer and elected a director of Rowan Companies in April 2014. He served as Chief Operating Officer beginning in July 2011 and was appointed President in March 2013. Dr. Burke first joined the company in December 2009, serving as Chief Executive Officer and President of LeTourneau Technologies until the sale of LeTourneau in June 2011. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Burke was a Division President at Complete Production Services, an oilfield services company, and from 2004 to 2006, served as its Vice President for Corporate Development. Prior to that, he worked at McKinsey & Company and Schlumberger.
Dr. Burke served on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and is a member of the board of the American Petroleum Institute (API). He received a PhD in Engineering from Trinity College, the University of Oxford, a Bachelors in Engineering with honors from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was awarded a Baker Scholarship.