HOUSTON -- Parker Drilling has elected Gary R. King, CEO of Dubai Natural Resources World, to the company's board of directors.
King has nearly three decades of experience in international energy and finance. After his tenure at the Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), King was appointed CEO of Dubai Natural Resources World. Prior to his role at the DME, King served in senior roles in the private equity sector at Macquarie Bank/Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Matrix Commodities DMCC, and Standard Bank London from 2001 to 2005.
From 1997 to 2001, King served in senior roles at Emirates National Oil Co., Dragon Oil, and Transcanada International Petroleum. From 1994 to 1997, King served as VP - commodities group for Morgan Stanley (Singapore). From 1983 to 1994, King served in a variety of roles within exploration and production and oil trading and supply at Neste Oy (National Oil and Energy Company of Finland).