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.
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. Sekimizus 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. ONeil
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."