Malaluan appointed MARINA administrator

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Malaluan appointed MARINA administrator
New Maritime Industry Authority administrator Sonia Malaluan. Photo from MARINA.
  • President Marcos, Jr. appointed Sonia B. Malaluan as the new administrator of the Maritime Industry Authority
  • Malaluan replaces Hernani Fabia, who recently resigned from the position

President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. has appointed Sonia B. Malaluan as the new administrator of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), taking over from Hernani Fabia, who recently resigned.

Marcos highlighted Malaluan’s expertise in economics, technology, finance, law, management, public utility and in other aspects of the maritime industry as the basis for her appointment.

Marcos earlier appointed Malaluan as the agency’s deputy administrator for planning on November 23, 2022.

Malaluan also served as MARINA director II from May 2014 to November 2022; maritime attaché to London in 2018; chief accountant from December 2001 to April 2014; and chief transportation development officer from February to December 2001.

Malaluan, a certified public accountant, is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the Western Philippine College in 1987. She obtained a Master’s degree in Science in Shipping Management from the World Maritime University, Sweden in 1998.

She also completed her Master’s degree in Public Administration at Singapore’s National University, Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy in 2011.