Simon Ayat is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Schlumberger Limited. Prior to assuming his current role, Ayat served as the company’s vice president Treasurer and previously held the position of vice president Controller and Business Processes.
Ayat’s career with Schlumberger began in 1982 and spanned a variety of management positions from Paris, Houston, and Dallas to the Middle East and Far East regions. His assignments have included serving as Oilfield Services group controller; vice president finance for non-oilfield activities; GeoMarket manager for Indonesia; Sedco Forex regional vice president, Asia; group controller for Wireline; and region controller for Wireline in the Far East and for Sedco Forex in North and South America. He began his career as controller for the Forex Neptune drilling division.
Ayat graduated from the University of San Francisco, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with emphasis on finance and accounting.