The pressures that build in the freight trading arena can be intense. Adding essential ESG elements to shipping make this landscape even tougher to navigate. I believe that having the right environmental and risk management solutions to hand can really make a difference.
Head of APAC Andy Symonds comes from Finance and Marketing roots, with a keen interest in derivatives, commodities trading and market analysis.
He has a strong background in the commodities side of the maritime industry, working for Morgan Stanley in London and Trafigura out of Geneva, followed by a stint as a Senior Chartering Executive for shipowners Berge Bulk in Singapore. On the regulatory side, his time spent ensuring the oversight and management of freight assessment teams at The Baltic Exchange make him a fantastic addition to the RightShip Commercial team.
His varied career path has introduced him to a wide range of different industries including energy, minerals, freight and carbon, where he’s gained insights and experience during some truly turbulent moments for the markets.
Experienced in sales, business development and relationship management, Andy also has a sharp eye for the finer details of business analysis and healthy respect for the complexities of the maritime sector.