Mr. Jonathan Cook, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Cook’s career spans over 30 years in the maritime and energy sectors with the last 17 years in LNG. Following a career at sea for 11 years, during which he achieved the rank of Master Mariner, Jonathan held key positions with Coastal and El Paso. 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 (FSRU) technologies. In 2013, Jonathan joined Cardiff LNG to manage the commercial activities and played an instrumental role in bringing the company to the forefront of LNG shipping.
Mr. Øystein Kalleklev, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kalleklev joined FLEX LNG in September 2017, after serving as CFO of Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers since 2013 and Chairman of KNOT Offshore Partners from 2015-2017. Previous roles include CFO of industrial investment company Umoe Group, Managing Director of Umoe Invest, Partner of investment bank Clarksons Platou and Business Consultant at Accenture. Mr. Kalleklev holds a MSc in Business and Administration from Norwegian School of Economics and a Bachelor in Business and Finance from Heriot-Watt University.
Mr. Thomas Thorkildsen, SVP Business Development
Mr. Thorkildsen spent the last 13 years with Hoegh LNG where he was responsible for various commercial functions such as commercial management, chartering, and S&P, and from 2013 as Head of Business Development with main focus on FSRUs, util he joined FLEX LNG in February 2017. Mr. Thorkildsen also served as a board member for Hoegh LNG Fleet Management AS. Prior to Hoegh LNG, Mr. Thorkildsen was employed by the Norwegian Ro-Ro specialist Wilh. Wilhelmsen Group and has over 20 years of experience in the maritime sector. Mr. Thorkildsen holds an MSc from Cass Business Schol in London.