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Bill Hayes

SVP External Affairs
Kosmos Energy

William Hayes joined Kosmos Energy in Dallas in 2007, following the company’s discovery of the giant Jubilee Field offshore Ghana, and served as its Vice President – General Counsel.   After the company’s initial public offering and listing on the NYSE in 2011, Mr. Hayes was named SVP-Legal & External Affairs and held additional responsibility for developing and managing Kosmos’ corporate responsibility principles and activities; including its Business Principles, social investments and international initiatives around transparency and good governance.   From 2014, Mr. Hayes has been primarily focused on Kosmos Energy’s activities in Morocco and working with ONHYM    on the drilling of two deepwater wells offshore; one near Agadir and the other near Boujdour.   In late 2015, he became a Senior Advisor – Government Affairs for Kosmos Energy.   Mr. Hayes’ 35 year career has been in the oil and gas industry; and for the last 27 years has been exclusively international, having worked in many countries around the globe.  He is a graduate of St Mary’s University School of Law and the University of Texas at Austin.

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