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Quah Ley Hoon

Deputy Executive Editor, South China Morning Post

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.


South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP's vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan,ELLE, Esquire and, Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China's tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China's growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China.