People: Parker Drilling Co (PKD)
18 Dec 2013
Mr. Richard D. Paterson is Independent Director of Parker Drilling Co. He is retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), an international network of auditors, tax and business consultants, in June 2011 after 37 years of service. Most recently, he served as Industrial Products and Services Practices (comprising the Automotive, Consumer and Retail, Energy Utilities and Mining, Industrial Products, Pharmaceutical and Health Industries Sectors) and also the Managing Partner of the Houston Office and U.S. Energy Practice. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Paterson was Utilities and Mining Practice and also was responsible for the audits of ExxonMobil Corporation from 2002 to 2006. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Paterson lived in Moscow, Russia, and led PwC’s Energy Practice for Europe, Middle East and Asia and also was responsible for the audits of OAO Gazprom for those years. Prior to 1997, Mr. Paterson was responsible for the audits of numerous PwC clients, principally in the Energy Sector. He began his career with PwC in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1974, served in 7 PwC offices, including 4 years in the National Office in New York, and was admitted as a partner of PwC in 1987. He has been a frequent speaker at the World Energy Congress and World Petroleum Congress. Mr. Paterson is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and serves on the board, and is the chairman of the Audit Committee, of Zaff Capital LLC, a private equity fund investing in emerging markets with a focus on the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Mr. Paterson is a past board member of the U.S./Russia Business Council and the U.S Energy Association.
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