Lund will replace outgoing ceo Martin Crawford-Brunt who will depart RightShip on 18 December 2020.
Rashpal Bhatti, chairman of RightShip, said: “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.”
Incoming ceo Lund will be based in Singapore and expand RightShip’s global reach from the maritime hub that counts many of its customers.
“We are excited to welcome Steen Brodsgaard Lund to the RightShip family. His ship owning, ship management, classification society and nav/com experience - which has been built over more than 30 years in the industry - coupled with his strategic relationships with owners, regulators and technology companies, match perfectly with RightShip’s ambitions to build partnerships with our customers as we grow an increasingly digital market presence,” Bhatti said.
Lund has over 30 years’ experience in the maritime industry. He spent 21 years with AP 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 (GL), 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.
Lund subsequently headed Radio Holland’s activities in Asia and since early 2019 served as cco and cdo at Executive Ship Management. He also a position as a Council Member of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) 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.
Lund commented: “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.”
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