SINGAPORE (Feb 12): Westports Holdings, the operator of Malaysia’s busiest port terminal in Port Klang, has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 22 years, becoming Malaysia’s load centre and one of Asia’s premier transhipment hubs.

A facility built on marshland, Westports has been synonymous with one man — G Gnana­lingam, a marketing maestro credited with turning around Radio Televisyen Malaysia back in the 1990s.

Since 2009, his son Ruben has been helming the group, first as its CEO and now as its group managing director. While Ruben has been managing Westports successfully, it will still be remembered as the legacy of his father.

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