The order of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda has been published today in the Official State Gazette (BOE) appointing Jaume Colom Adrover as the new president of the Port Authority (APB), replacing Francesc Antich Oliver.
In accordance with the provisions of Article 31.1 of the revised text of the Law on State Ports and the Merchant Navy (TRLPEMM), the president of the Port Authority will be appointed by the competent body of the Autonomous Community. Once the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda has been notified, it will be published in the corresponding Official Gazette and in the Official State Gazette.
Born in Sóller in 1960 and graduated in Law from the Universitat de les Illes Balears in 1983, Colom was until now the secretary general of the Balearic Ministry for the economic model, tourism and employment, a position he has held since 2019. Previously, he also served as secretary general of the Ministry of Labour, Trade and Industry from 2017 to 2019.
The new president of the Port Authority had already been part of the Board of Directors of this entity for six years, coinciding with his time as chief of staff of the delegate of the Spanish Government in the Balearic Islands (2004 to 2011).
Colom was councillor of the Town Council of Sóller from 1987 to 2003, both in the opposition and in the government team; director-general of Public Administration of the Government of the Balearic Islands, from 1999 to 2003; elected councillor of the Consell de Mallorca, from 2011 to 2015; technical secretary of the Department of Land Planning and Infrastructures of the Council of Mallorca, between 2015 and 2016, and technical secretary of the Department of Culture, Heritage and Sports of this same institution from 2016 to 2017.
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