Joined Oranje-Nassau Energie Nederland B.V. as Drilling Manager in April 2011. Joan holds a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering and is a drilling professional with over 30 years global drilling experience, ranging from land, jack-up, mobile drilling units, drillships, to deepwater drilling units. Joan worked 27 years for Shell: NAM Assen The Netherlands, Shell Qatar, Norske Shell, Shell Expro Aberdeen, Syria, Philippines, Maldives, Oman, Australia, Thailand, and Shell Learning Centre Noordwijkerhout The Netherlands. From 2007 to 2011 Joan has been working for GDF Suez Nederland BV as Drilling Superintendent responsible for 3 North Sea jack-up rigs. And most recently Joan filled the position of Drilling Manager of Cirrus Energy Nederland BV from January till April 2011.