Singapore Ministry of Transport said that Quah would be standing down as Chief Executive of the MPA on September 5, Teo Eng Dih, currently Deputy Secretary (Policy) for MINDEF will be appointed as Chief Executive (Designate) of MPA from 8 August and take over as Chief Executive from 5 September.
The MPA is the regulator of the world’s second largest container port, largest bunkering hub, and fifth largest ship registry.
In coming Chief Executive Teo is currently responsible for MINDEF’s defence policy and diplomacy, strategic and public communications, and Singapore’s Total Defence.
He has previously served as Special Assistant to then-Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and had served in various government agencies in the areas of Policy and Planning, Manpower, Strategy, Technology, Climate Change, Enterprise Services and International Trade.
Quah has held the position of Chief Executive of the MPA since 1 January 2019, and led the authority Tuas Port Phase 1 reclamation in 2021 and the port through the disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic.
She has been highly visible in the local maritime industry, as well as on the international stage despite the restrictions caused by the pandemic.
The Ministry of Transport said it, “Would like to put on record its appreciation to Ms Quah Ley Hoon for her significant contributions as the Chief Executive of MPA and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”
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