Chris serves as President, where he manages all project-related construction activities.

Prior to joining Deepwater Wind, Chris served most recently as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for Heerema Marine Contractors, a global leader in offshore construction based in The Netherlands. Over his 25-year career at Heerema, Chris was involved in all aspects of offshore oil and gas marine construction including engineering, operations, procurement, contracting, equipment management, planning, logistics, and project management. Van Beek is formerly a member of the International Marine Contractors Association, where he served as chairman of the safety and legislation committee.

Chris earned a BSC in Civil Engineering from Technical College in Zwolle and an Economics degree from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.