Mr. King is President of Natural Resources & Commodities with First Capital Swizterland Investment Bank in Dubai. He has over 30 years of international experience across commodities, with senior management experience in oil exploration, oil trading and commodity fund management and investing with companies including Neste Oy, Morgan Stanley, Emirates National Oil Company, Dragon Oil Plc, Standard Bank of South Africa and Macquarie Bank. Mr. King has founded and implemented unique regional start-ups that have created significant value for share holders. Gary was a founding member of the GCC Energy Fund, the first Middle East private equity fund focused on oil and gas, and one of the first companies registered in the DIFC. Mr. King was the founding CEO of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange, which launched the world's first Middle East crude oil futures contract and the pricing benchmark for Oman and Dubai crude oil. Mr King was also the founding CEO of Sovereign Wealth Fund 'Dubai Natural Resources World', the world's first sovereign wealth fund focused across all commodities.
Mr King is a board member of Parker Drilling Company and Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc, listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Warsaw Stock Exchange respectively. He is also an advisor to Northern Gulf Partners, a leading asset manager and financial advisory services provider in Iraq, and senior advisor to leading Wall Street institutions and multinational oil companies. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors ("NACD"), TRACE International, and an approved agent for governments and multinational corporations.