Ian James joined MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd on 4 January 2016 as Group Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd, Ian James was the Chief Operating Officer and Projects Director at Westports Malaysia. He began his career as deck cadet officer in 1981 rising to the rank of Acting Chief Officer with Neptune Orient Line involved in container, tanker and general cargo vessels. He had since then held a number of senior management positions in his previous employment at DB Schenker, PSA Singapore Terminals and United Arab Shipping Company.
Ian James holds a Master Mariner qualification and a Master of Science in International Transport from the University of Wales College of Cardiff. 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.
Ian James sits on the board of Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Kontena Nasional Berhad and Johor Port Berhad.