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Ms Quah Ley Hoon joined the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore as Chief Executive (Designate) on 1 November 2018, and was subsequently appointed the Chief Executive with effect from 1 January 2019. Prior to this, she was with MediaCorp as Chief Editor in Channel NewsAsia.

She has more than 12 years of work experience in the public sector ranging from economic policies to environmental and social policies, including the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the National Population Secretariat.

Ley Hoon is on the board of Energy Market Authority, Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS), National University of Singapore’s Tropical Marine Science Institute and Centre for Maritime Studies, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration, Singapore Maritime Foundation, Singapore Maritime Institute, and the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore Ltd.

She graduated with a MBA from IMD Business School in Switzerland in 2010, and a Masters in Economics from the University of Pantheon Sorbonne, France in 2000. She also holds a degree on Psychology from University of Southern Queensland. She was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2017.