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RightShip appoint two new non-executive directors

Provider of maritime data and transparency, RightShip has announced the appointment of Ruma Balasubramanian and Jesper Lok as two non-executive directors to its board.

Their role will be to support RightShip’s executive leadership team and board members with guidance, applying their expertise to support RightShip in its long-term objectives.
Ruma is the managing director of Google Cloud’s corporate and mid-market business for the Asia Pacific region, she is responsible for driving strategic direction and growth in this segment. She is a strong advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Jesper built his career across various executive positions in the Maersk Group, including as CEO of Svitzer. He currently dedicates his time to Board and Advisory work where current and earlier positions include organisations like Inchcape Shipping Services, G&O Maritime Group, CADELER, RelyOn Nutec, Nature Energy and UNICEF.

Steen Lund, RightShip’s CEO says: ‘RightShip takes its responsibility to help build a maritime industry which causes zero harm seriously. To support our board and leadership team achieve our ambitious targets, we are excited to bring in the additional ecommerce, growth and digitalisation competence in the appointment of Ruma and Jesper, who complement the existing shareholders excellently.’

Ruma Balasubramanian say: ‘The imperative to promote international trade and commerce to drive economic development and uplift local livelihoods must be accompanied by efforts to improve maritime worker safety, protect the marine environment, and tackle climate change…I’m therefore excited to join the board of RightShip, as it continues to drive adoption of its ESG focused digital maritime platform.’

‘I am excited about joining the board of RightShip and together with the team contribute to raising awareness on the importance of safety, decarbonisation and staff welfare to the sustainability of the maritime value chain,’ adds Jesper Lok.

Source: Molly Cooper, AntwerpXL 2023

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