Mark G. Papa, age 71, has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a director since October 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Papa served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Run Acquisition Corp. before its business combination with Centennial Resource Production, LLC. Prior to joining Centennial, Mr. Papa was Chairman and CEO of EOG Resources from August 1999 to December 2013. Mr. Papa served as a member of EOG’s board of directors from August 1999 until December 2014. Mr. Papa worked at EOG for 32 years in various management positions. Mr. Papa was retired from December 2013 through February 2015. Prior to joining EOG, Mr. Papa worked at Conoco Inc. for 13 years in various engineering and management positions. Mr. Papa also serves on the board of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB), the world’s leading oilfield services company since August 2018 and since July 2019 serves as non-executive Chairman of Schlumberger. He also serves on the Board of Casa de Esperanza, a non-profit organization serving children in crisis situations since November 2006. From February 2001 to August 2018, Mr. Papa served on the board of Oil States Industries (NYSE: OIS), an international field services company. In February 2010 and 2013, the Harvard Business Review cited Mr. Papa as one of the 100 Best Performing CEOs in the World; both times Mr. Papa was the highest ranked Global Energy CEO. Additionally, Institutional Investor magazine repeatedly ranked him as the Top Independent E&P CEO. He received his B.S. in petroleum engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the University of Houston.