Singapore’s Ministry of Transport introduced that Teo Eng Dih will take over as chief government of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), succeeding Quah Ley Hoon, who will step down on September 5, 2022.
Teo Eng Dih, at the moment Deputy Secretary (Coverage) of the Ministry of Protection (MINDEF), is accountable for MINDEF’s protection coverage and diplomacy, strategic and public communications, and Whole Protection. He oversaw the enlargement of protection cooperation with worldwide companions and strengthening of collaborations on the ASEAN Protection Ministers Assembly (ADMM) platform. He additionally enhanced MINDEF’s public engagement initiatives, together with revamping the Singapore Discovery Centre.
Previous to MINDEF, Teo was Particular Assistant to then-Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and had served in varied authorities businesses within the areas of Coverage and Planning, Manpower, Technique, Expertise, Local weather Change, Enterprise Providers and Worldwide Commerce. He obtained a Grasp in Chemical Engineering First Class Honors from Imperial School of Science and Expertise and a Grasp in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy Faculty.
Quah Ley Hoon was appointed CE (Designate) of MPA on November 1, 2018 and assumed the place of CE on January 1, 2019. Quah performed a pivotal function in furthering MPA’s imaginative and prescient as a number one maritime company driving Singapore’s international maritime aspirations. She led MPA to finish the Tuas Port Section 1 reclamation in 2021, which was a major milestone within the improvement of Singapore’s next-generation port and in sustaining the Port of Singapore’s competitiveness and connectivity to the world. She was additionally instrumental in main MPA to navigate the disruptions attributable to COVID-19, whereas urgent on with the event and transformation of Singapore’s worldwide maritime middle and international hub port.
Quah led MPA’s response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, working in shut partnership with the unions, firms and business associations. Quah initiated the Singapore Delivery Tripartite Alliance Resilience (SG-STAR) Fund in November 2020, the primary international tripartite initiative, to work with stakeholders in seafaring nations on sustainable options for protected crew modifications. To reduce disruptions to the maritime business, she was instrumental in main efforts resembling Sea-Air-Vaccination Train and Sea Crew Vaccination Initiative to safeguard the well being of each native maritime personnel in addition to crew members onboard ships calling at Singapore.
Quah is a robust proponent for transformation of the maritime business, notably in pushing ahead the decarbonization and digitalization agenda. To help and speed up maritime decarbonization, Quah labored with the Singapore Maritime Basis to determine the International Centre for Maritime Decarbonization (GCMD) with non-public sector companions in August 2021. The GCMD has been collaborating with the business to cut back greenhouse fuel emissions from transport. In March 2022, MPA launched the Maritime Singapore Decarbonization Blueprint which charts formidable and concrete long-term methods to help the maritime business’s decarbonization.
Maritime Singapore took vital steps ahead in digital maturity throughout Quah’s tenure when she led MPA to launch the [email protected], which streamlined port clearance types throughout a number of businesses right into a one-stop digital clearance platform. This had enabled the business to avoid wasting as much as 100,000 man-hours yearly since its launch in 2019.