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Cobalt names David D. Powell as CFO and EVP

David D PowellCobalt International Energy, Inc., an oil and gas company, announced that it has named David D. Powell as chief financial officer and executive vice president, effective July 8, 2016.

Mr. Powell previously served as Chief Financial Officer for BHP Billiton – Petroleum where, from March 2009 until May 2016, he was accountable for all finance, accounting, commercial assurance, supply chain and information technology activities.

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Mr. Powell has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry during which he held numerous leadership roles with increasing responsibilities in the United States, as well as Argentina, Russia, Malaysia and Qatar.

Mr. Powell holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, graduating Summa Cum Laude from William Jewell College. In addition, he completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School and has a Certified Public Accountant certificate from the State of Missouri. He replaces Shannon E. Young, III.

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