Chief Technology Officer
Demosthenis Pafitis started his SLB career in 1991, initially working in research and engineering in the UK and US. In 2000, that work led to his assuming responsibility for the marketing and technology introduction of SLB’s rotary steerable systems and directional drilling services. From there, he held various research management positions before becoming vice president of engineering for oilfield services in 2007. In 2012, he became geomarket manager for Brunei, Malaysia, and the Philippines, further broadening his international experience.
After a stint as senior vice president of SLB’s Technology 4.0 platforms, Demosthenis was elevated to chief technology officer in 2020, where he continues to serve today. In this role, he’s responsible for SLB’s new technology development, digital technology development, and manufacturing groups.
Demosthenis has a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from the University of London, and a doctorate in materials science and engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is also a Chartered Engineer in the UK.