Ruben Emir Gnanalingam

2016 Speakers

Ruben Emir Gnanalingam
Chief Executive Officer
Westports Malaysia

Ruben Emir Gnanalingam is the Chief Executive Officer of Westports Holdings Berhad. Westports is the largest container terminal operator in Malaysia and is a part of Port Klang, which is the 13th largest port in the world.

He is the Co-Chairman of Queens Park Rangers Football Club, which participates in the English Premier League, and is also the founder of the KL Dragons, the current champion of the Asean Basketball League. Recently, Ruben became an owner and Board Member of the Los Angeles Football Club, a Major League Soccer’s newest team which begins playing in 2018.

Outside his professional engagements, Ruben is also involved with many business and industry related groups. He is the Deputy President of Kuala Lumpur Business Club Malaysia and sits on the National Stadiums Board as well as the Board of Trustees of Enactus Malaysia. He is a member of the Governing Body of the World Sports Owners Summit. Besides the above, Ruben is the Vice President of the Malaysia Basketball Association and a member of the National Science Council.

After completing his A-Levels at Eton, he went on to the London School of Economics & Political Science where he graduated with a BSc in Economics. Ruben also has a diploma in Port Management from the Cambridge Board. Through Executive education, he is also an Alumnus of Harvard Business School.