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Mike Abbott

Chief Financial Officer


80% of global trade volume moves by sea. It's non-negotiable that this critical part of the world economy functions in a manner that is operationally efficient whilst aspiring to commit zero harm. RightShip aims to help our customers achieve these goals and I am passionate about contributing toward it.

Mike is a qualified accountant (FCCA) with about 3 decades of significant cross-industry experience, most recently in the commodities trading and maritime spaces. Beginning his career in public practice with PwC, he eventually joined Kidde plc, a FTSE 250 specialized engineering group, who promoted him to Finance Director, Asia in 2002, based in Bangkok. Mike has remained in Asia, relocating to Singapore in 2006 to join Petredec Limited, a global leader in energy trading and transportation. He became Chief Financial Officer in 2010, overseeing several significant milestones in the company's growth, including its steady ascent to become one of the biggest LPG shipowners in the world, as well as its first steps in the downstream energy business. Mike has co-founded a number of early-stage businesses in the commodities and maritime industries, including digital platform-based startups. 

Mike joined RightShip in late 2023, and leads our Corporate Services function, overseeing all areas related to financial planning & control, treasury, legal, risk & governance, and cyber security.

Mike's vision is for his team to become true business partners, enabling robust discussion and debate in order to make better business decisions.