Massport board chairman steps down
Massachusetts Port Authority board chairman John Quelch is stepping down next month to become dean of a business school in Shanghai. Quelch, a Harvard Business School marketing professor and former dean of London Business School, is taking over at the China Europe International Business School in February. CEIBS, as it is known, also has campuses in Beijing and Shenzen and has an executive MBA program in Ghana.
Quelch, who has served on the board since 2002, could not immediately be reached for comment today. With Quelch's departure, the seven-member board will have three vacancies, and Massport officials expect the governor to appoint a replacement soon.
“John Quelch has led the Port Authority through some of the most challenging times in its history, and he has done so with vision, grace, and an unswerving dedication to making Massport a world-class transportation provider,’’ said Thomas Kinton, executive director of Massport.