New MPA Singapore chairman appointed

Singapore’s Ministry of Transport has announced the appointment of Niam Chiang Meng to the role of chairman of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) from Dec 16.

Currently deputy chairman, Niam will take over from Lucien Wong who moves to the role of Singapore’s Deputy Attorney-General.

Niam has been in the deputy chairman role at MPA since July, and has served in various government roles including as chief executive of Singapore’s Housing and Development Board.

“Mr Niam’s strong public-sector leadership experience will greatly benefit MPA, including in cementing Singapore’s position as a global hub port and a leading international maritime centre,” said the Ministry of Transport in a release.


Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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