Patrick has been Clerens Consulting Managing Director since 2003.
Before taking on his father’s business, Patrick was responsible for client relations and market positioning at “Au Croquant”, a 40-employees SME active in the food sector.
Shortly after taking over Clerens Consulting,he became Secretary General of the European Power Plants Suppliers Association (EPPSA) in 2004. Thanks to his invaluable contribution in designing and redefining the Association’s strategy and communication plan, EPPSA expanded its influence in Europe and was able to launch the major European Initiative in the Energy Sector regarding Fossil Fuels, the Technology Platform ZEP, Zero Emissions Fossil Fuels Power Plants. In May 2018 EPPSA became Energy Technologies Europe.
Since 2008 he has been representing ESWET, the European Suppliers of Waste to Energy Technology Association. As he had done previously with EPPSA, he expanded ESWET’s network and effectiveness in the EU.
In 2011 he was named Secretary General of EASE, the European Association for Storage of Energy. Patrick's expertise and strategic vision supported the association's growth, which counts today around 40 member companies, among them Europe’s largest stakeholders active in the energy sector.
At Clerens Consulting, Patrick is responsible for advising clients in their strategy in the energy, environment and climate change sector, as well as help secure public procurement and EU-funded opportunities.
He graduated the university of the Saarland (Saarbrücken, Germany) with a Law degree, and is fluent in German, English, French and Dutch.