Board of Directors


Datuk Ian Brian James

Datuk Ian Brian James has been appointed as Board of Director on 10 March 2016. Currently, he is also the Chief Executive Officer of MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd at MMC Corporation Bhd since January 04, 2016. Datuk James served as the Chief Operations Officer of Westports Holdings Berhad from August 1, 2013 to February 21, 2016. Datuk James main responsibilities included: overseeing the operations, activities & resources in both the Container and Conventional Terminals.

Prior to joining MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd, he served as the Chief Operating Officer and Projects Director of Westports Malaysia. He has 32 years of experience in the Transportation Industry. His career commenced in 1981 as a Deck Cadet Officer rising to the rank of Acting Chief Officer with Neptune Orient Lines and spanned some 10 years serving of container, tankers and general cargo vessels. He embarked on his career ashore in Rotterdam as a Marine Surveyor. Moving to Hong Kong in 1996, he joined Norasia Lines, where he held several regional operational & commercial roles. His career has taken him to Canada, Singapore & Australia holding Senior Management positions in the greater transport industry with stints at DB Schenker, PSA Singapore Terminals and United Arab Shipping Company. He attended the Senior Management Development Programme organised by the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia in collaboration with senior facility members of the Harvard Business School, Boston, US in 2014. Datuk James holds a Master Mariner qualification and holds a Master of Science in International Transport from the University Of Wales College Of Cardiff, United Kingdom in 1993.