David W. Williams served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Noble Corporation from January 2008 until January 2018. Prior to Noble, he served as Executive Vice President of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. and has more than 35 years in the offshore drilling industry.

During his career, Mr. Williams was a member of the Executive Committee and past Chairman of the International Association of Drilling Contractors and a board member of the American Petroleum Institute, where from 2012 to 2013 he served as Chairman of the General Membership Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee. He served as a director of the Well Control Institute and was a member of the National Petroleum Council, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Bureau of Shipping. Mr. Williams currently serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He also serves on the board of Spindletop International, a Houston-based charitable organization, the National Ocean Industries Association and is a member of the Houston Museum of Natural Science Board of Trustees.

Mr. Williams attended Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. In 2009, he was named as an Outstanding Alumni by the Mays Business School at A&M for his many career achievements and service to the school.