Eric van Dijk is a Business Development Manager for SBM Offshore. He has worked more than 18 years in the FPSO industry, starting his career as a Process Engineer on the Girassol bid for Elf. He was the Process, Marine and Loss Prevention Department Manager in SBM’s Houston office before transferring into Engineering Project Management in 2006. Eric led the design of the Frade FPSO for Chevron, spent two years in Malaysia to design the Aseng FPSO for Noble Energy and recently completed the Stones FPSO project for Shell. He also worked on several brownfield jobs, in particular for the Kuito FPSO. A native of the Netherlands, Eric graduated with a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Twente and recently completed his MBA program at Rice University’s Jones School of Business.