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