Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra appointed as Shantou International Container Terminal chairwoman

Former Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been appointed as legal representative and chairwoman of Shantou International Container Terminal (SICT).

Her name was added into the port company’s registration filed in December 2018.

SICT was originally set up by Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH). Hutchison Port Holdings’ Shantou branch and China Merchants Port Group’s Shantou arm separately own 70% and 30% stock equity of SICT.

HPH, is one of the world’s largest port operators and it’s subsidiary Hong Kong International Terminal set up SICT with Shantou Port Authority in 1994.

Yingluck Shinawatra was the 28th Prime Minister of Thailand following the 2011 election. She was Thailand's first female prime minister and was removed from her position in 2014, and fled the country in 2017.

Posted 08 January 2019

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Katherine Si

China Correspondent

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