Mike Elsom

Mike Elsom

Managing Director, Navigate Response

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Mike is managing director of Navigate Response and is active in all aspects of the business. He has a seafaring background together with many years’ experience working in the maritime and shipping services sector.

As an expert communicator, Mike advises on corporate communications, crisis response and reputation management at a senior level. His wide range of industry contacts together with his working knowledge of the print, online and broadcast media allows him to work closely with clients to implement effective strategies that minimize the impact of a maritime or corporate crisis. He has worked on a wide range of incidents across the world including spills, collisions, groundings, piracy attacks, crew issues and corporate reputational risks. He also conducts media and spokesperson training at all levels.

Mike began his career as a submarine officer in the Royal Navy where he served for eight years. He then gained a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and was appointed business development and marketing director at the Baltic Exchange. Mike was then asked to head-up a government sponsored organization responsible for encouraging shortsea and coastal shipping. He also served as chairman of the European Shortsea Network.

Mike co-founded Navigate Response in 2012 and also works at a senior level for Navigate PR, a sister company to Navigate Response that specializes in providing corporate communications services to maritime and shipping.

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