MARGINS ID GROUP,
Kwesi Baiden is the Deputy CEO of Margins ID Group. He is a strategic c-suite professional with three decades of international experience in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, international JV partnerships, corporate compliance, and governance, among others.
Before joining Margins ID Group, Kwesi was the Chief Compliance Officer at Transocean (the largest drilling company in the world), where he oversaw the company’s global compliance program, reporting to the Audit Committee and General Counsel of the company.
Prior to that, he was the Chief Compliance Officer at Valaris where he oversaw the company’s global compliance program. He played a pivotal role in the company’s collaborative business partnerships with third parties including joint ventures and notably helped steer the company through numerous investigations, the most significant being the investigation of the company’s DS Rig in Brazil which resulted in no action.
Kwesi joined Valaris (then Pride International) in 2008 and served as Corporate Division Counsel. He was later promoted to and served as Chief Counsel for Corporate Affairs (after Pride was acquired by the then Ensco plc). In this role, he supported Ensco’s Treasury, HR, Supply Chain, and IT departments and was instrumental in helping the Treasury group restructure the company’s debt and navigate the challenges of the 2008 financial crisis. He was pivotal in restructuring the company’s MARAD debt and instituted the Company’s first-ever global trade compliance program.
Kwesi holds a JD and an LLM from the Columbia University School of Law in New York City, and an LLB from the University of Ghana. He began his career first at Skadden Arps and later at Weil Gotshal both top 5 law firms in New York. Before joining Valaris in Houston, he was a Senior Corporate Attorney at the law firm of Winston & Strawn in San Francisco, California.
He is admitted to practice law in New York and California.