Steen Brodsgaard Lund will join risk management company RightShip replacing outgoing CEO Martin Crawford-Brunt.

RightShip, an Australian maritime risk management and environmental assessment organisation, has today announced the appointment of its new CEO, Steen Brodsgaard Lund. The RightShip shareholding (BHP, Cargill, and Rio Tinto) say they remain committed to elevating shipping safety standards.

Steen joins the organisation to succeed Martin Crawford-Brunt, who will be departing RightShip on December 18, 2020.

Martin Crawford Brunt, Outgoing CEO, RightShip, said “It has been a real privilege to work alongside such passionate and dedicated colleagues, and in collaboration with the industry, to increase our positive impact on safety, environmental and social outcomes.”

Rashpal Bhatti, Chairman of RightShip, added: “The RightShip Board would like to thank Martin for his dedication to RightShip through a backdrop of difficult global economic conditions, IMO 2020 and the pandemic. He has steered the company well through this challenging time. We wish him and his family all the very best.”

Incoming CEO Steen Brodsgaard Lund will be based in Singapore and expand RightShip’s global reach from the maritime hub that counts many of its customers.

Steen Brodsgaard Lund, Incoming CEO, RightShip, said: “Joining RightShip feels like coming home. The time I have spent in ship owning, ship management, classification and nav/com services has had the safety of vessels and crew as a common theme. In recent years, emphasis has increasingly grown on measuring and mitigating emissions and deploying digital solutions to support and drive the core business.

I look forward to working together with all RightShip colleagues in Melbourne, London, Houston and Singapore as we build close partnerships with our customers and set the strategic direction to deliver true relevance and integrated value to the entire maritime ecosystem.”

Steen has over 30 years’ experience in the maritime industry. He spent 21 years with A.P Moller Maersk, where he was responsible for the Maersk Line network in the Americas, Oceania, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He was also the Executive Vice President and Head of Asia Pacific for Germanischer Lloyd, and following the creation of DNV GL in 2013, he returned to Singapore to lead the regional operation of the newly merged company until 2017. Steen subsequently headed Radio Holland’s activities in Asia and since early 2019 served as CCO and CDO at Executive Ship Management.   He is an ardent advocate for the digitalisation of the maritime industry, exemplified by his position as a Council Member of the Singapore Shipping Association where he was Chairman of the Digital Transformation Committee, and as Adjunct Fellow at the MPA Academy where he lectures on technology in the maritime industry.

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