Sandy Esslemont is the president and chief executive officer of Parker Drilling. He was elected president and chief executive officer on March 31, 2020, and appointed as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Esslemont has more than 37 years of international oil & gas industry experience in drilling operations, petroleum technology, and executive management. He has held leadership roles at privately held, publicly-traded, and venture-backed companies in roles based in the U.S., Africa, Asia, Europe, Australasia, and the Middle East, the majority of which are in the oilfield services and related industries.
Prior to joining Parker, Mr. Esslemont served as CEO for Abrado, a Houston-based company in which he was an original founder. Previously, he was CEO and Chairman of SensorTran Inc., which was sold to Halliburton under his leadership; President, Western Hemisphere of EXPRO International Group, an international oilfield services company; and served as CEO of ROXAR group, an international oilfield technology company.
Mr. Esslemont holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and on the Board of Directors for the American Petroleum Institute (API) and National Petroleum Council (NPC).