Ralph John has a distinguished record of developing businesses in new, emerging and established markets across the globe for both market leaders and start-ups in the oil and gas industry.  He was Vice President of Worldwide Sales for National Oilwell Varco based in Houston and served in a similar capacity for drilling contractor Smedvig in Singapore.  Mr. John was also responsible for global business development for two Limerock venture companies, IDM Group based in London and then Dubai and TWMA based in Dubai.  More recently in 2011, Mr. John established his own Business Development Consultancy based in Dubai.  His Consultancy provides advisory services for tendering processes, business development expertise, market and product strategy in new and existing markets and brokering of contracts between equipment suppliers and their end users, both oil companies and drilling contractors.

Ralph, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh in Mechanical Engineering joined Viking International in November 2016.