Appointments at IMO

Recent months have seen a number of significant personnel changes in senior technical positions at IMO. Mr. E. Mitropoulos (Greece), Director of the Maritime Safety Division (MSD) has been additionally appointed to a newly created position, that of Assistant Secretary-General of the London-based Organization.

   The position of Director of the Marine Environment Division has been taken up Mr. Koji Sekimizu (Japan), formerly Senior Deputy Director of the Sub-Division for Pollution Prevention within the MED. Mr. Du Dachang (China) has been promoted to Mr. Sekimizu’s former role.

    Meanwhile, following the retirement of Mr. F. Plaza, Mr. A. Petrov (Russian Federation) is appointed to the post of Senior Deputy Director in the Sub-Division for Technology and TC Implementation of the Maritime Safety Division.

    Commenting on the new appointments, IMO Secretary-General Mr. William A. O’Neil said, "I am confident that we now have an excellent senior team in place here at IMO that will ensure the Organization continues to fulfil its leadership obligations in maintaining and developing safety and pollution prevention standards for the international shipping industry."