Patrick Janssens is currently serving as ABS Vice President, Global Gas Solutions and is responsible for the development of all gas related activities in ABS. Prior to joining ABS, Janssens served as Senior Vice President of Technology at Flex LNG where he focused on the development of a generic floating LNG liquefaction project. He also served as Chief Technical Officer of Exmar Marine NV where he was in charge of the development of the first LNG regasification vessels and Exmar's LNG ship to ship transfer system, from conceptual design to the final execution, including the development of all operational procedures. He managed newbuilding projects for several LNG carriers, LPG/NH3 carriers, oil tankers, bulk carriers and container ships in many of the major shipyards worldwide. Janssens holds a Master's degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Ghent in Belgium.