J. A. (Jim) Walker — (President and CEO)
Mr. Walker is the Founder and brings over 30+ years of drilling and relevant oil field services management experience to ICON. He has led numerous rig operations and drilling teams worldwide, to include start-ups and has a track record as a proven leader with a returns based approach to capital allocation. He has an unsurpassed safety record and brings a forward thinking mandate with an extensive global connection to major oil and gas players and deal flow management.
Mr. Walker is renowned for his commitment to delivering the highest quality of service to his Customers. He is an accomplished problem solver and has an immense appreciation for cost management and profitability .Mr. Walker is a well-rounded executive manager with equal emphasis and knowledge on both business development and operations. He is a highly profit driven and growth oriented executive.
Throughout his career Mr. Walker has held various senior management and executive positions with his most recent being Senior Vice President – Global Drilling Services at Viking International and Director of Operations – Latin America, and Africa at Tuscany Drilling. Mr. Walker studied economics and advanced course work at the University of Lethbridge. He is an active Member of the GLG Group Industry Experts, Member IADC, and Former Board Member of Society Petroleum Engineers – Calgary Chapter
Victor Saenz — (Mexico Country Manager)
Victor Saenz is a well-respected and multifaceted professional with over 20 years of international oil and gas and telecommunications services experience. Prior to joining the company Mr. Saenz worked for Nabors Drilling International throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America in various management roles. He is renowned for being highly customer centric and his expertise is found in sales, marketing and business development to include a strong contracts background.
Having relocated to Mexico Mr. Saenz is a principle and currently sits as the companies Country Manager for Mexico where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations and corresponding business activities that are exclusive to this business unit. His understanding of the Mexican market place and his ability to develop long standing relationships is without parallel as he continues to explore sustainable growth opportunities throughout Mexico.
Mr. Saenz holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Catolica, Bolivia and is in the process of completing further graduate courses through the University of Calgary. He is also a member of a number of local associations that are dedicated to the Mexican petroleum industry.