Flex LNG has appointed Jonathan Cook as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 4Q16. Mr Cook is currently Chief Marketing Officer for Cardiff LNG (UK) Ltd.
Mr Cook’s career spans more than 30 years in the maritime and energy sectors with the last 16 years in the LNG sector. He has held several key positions with Coastal, El Paso, and Excelerate Energy, in addition to his 11-years career at sea as a licensed deck officer where he achieved the rank of Master Mariner.
As a founding partner at Excelerate Energy in 2003, Mr Cook was part of the leadership team that pioneered new frontiers in LNG shipping and transportation, by developing and marketing floating storage and regasification technologies to address the logistical challenges of importing and exporting LNG worldwide.
While at Cardiff LNG, Mr Cook managed commercial activities including spot trading and business development.
In his new role, Mr Cook will lead the corporate and business development activities of Flex LNG. This includes bringing the company and its newbuildings under construction into full operations, as well as actively pursuing growth opportunities throughout the LNG value chain.
Mr Cook said: “Flex LNG has a history of innovation and is extremely well positioned with its MEGI LNG carriers set for delivery in 2018. The delivery of these vessels coincides with new LNG production coming to the market and increasing the demand for state of the art fuel efficient vessels. I look forward to working with the management team and shareholders of Flex LNG to leverage its market position and develop the company’s full potential in the rapidly evolving LNG industry.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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