Dr Robson's "career has been primarily in operating oil and gas companies. He is President and Chief Executive Officer, Tethys Petroleum Group of Companies, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange since 2007. Tethys Petroleum Limited was formerly a wholly owned subsidiary of CanArgo Energy Corporation founded by Dr David Robson in 1997 where he served as Chairman and CEO until bringing Tethys Petroleum public. He was Chief Executive Officer and one of the founders of the London Stock Exchange listed company JKX Oil & Gas plc and prior to this he was employed in technical and commercial positions in Britoil plc, Hamilton Oil and Mobil. Trained as a geologist with a First Class B.Sc (Hons) degree in Geology and PhD in Geochemistry, Dr. Robson also holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde.
"Dr Robson has worked on oil and gas projects in the former Soviet Union since 1990 in areas such as Siberia, Sakhalin, Murmansk, and the Caspian region. He has a number of "firsts" such the establishment of the first non-state gas development project in Ukraine, the first non-state drilling in the fSU Black Sea, the first non-state exploration and development wells in Georgia and negotiation of the first EBRD loan to a private sector project in Ukraine. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS), a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and Member of European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers. Dr Robson holds the Order of Honour for services to the Georgian hydrocarbon extraction industry and was made a Freeman of the ancient Georgia city of Telavi. He was formerly the Energy Sector Representative on the UK Government's East European Trade Council (EETC). Dr Robson has spoken at numerous International conferences on fSU oil, gas and energy." 
- President, Tethys Petroleum
Resources and articles
- Directors, Tethys Petroleum, accessed July 19, 2010.