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Six candidates for position of IMO Secretary-General

Briefing: 16, April 1, 2011

By the deadline of 31 March 2011, six candidates had been nominated by their Governments for the position of Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
 
The election for the post will be held at the 106th session of the 40-Member strong IMO Council, which meets from 27 June to 1 July 2011.  The decision of the Council will be submitted to the IMO Assembly, which meets for its 27th session from 21 to 30 November 2011, for its approval.
 
The nominations received are listed below in alphabetical order by candidates’ name.
 
Candidate                                Government 
Mr. Lee Sik Chai                        Republic of Korea 
Mr. Andreas Chrysostomou       Republic of Cyprus 
Mr. Neil Frank Ferrer                 Republic of the Philippines 
Mr. Jeffrey Lantz                        United States of America 
Mr. Esteban Pacha Vicente       Kingdom of Spain 
Mr. Koji Sekimizu                       Japan
 
The present incumbent, Mr. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, ends his second four-year term as Secretary-General on 31 December 2011.
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Web site: www.imo.org

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Lee Adamson, Head, Public Information Services on 020 7587 3153 (media@imo.org )
Natasha Brown, External Relations Officer on 020 7587 3274 (media@imo.org ).
 
 
 
 
 

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