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​​​Kitack Lim was elected Secretary-General of the Organization by the 114th session of the IMO Council in June 2015 for a four-year period beginning 1 January 2016. The election was endorsed by the IMO's Assembly at its 29th session in November 2015.

Mr. Kitack Lim (Republic of Korea) is the eighth elected Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization​.

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The Senior Management Committee is composed of:

(Bottom row, left to right)

  • Heike Deggim (Director, Maritime Safety Division)
  • Lawrence Barchue (Assistant Secretary-General/Director, Member State Audit and Implementation Support)
  • Kitack Lim (IMO Secretary-General)
  • Stefan Micallef (Assistant Secretary-General/Director, Marine Environment Division)
  • Linda Ryan (Director, Administrative Division)

(Top row, left to right)

  • Sung-Jin Kim, (Senior Deputy Director, Internal Oversight and Ethics Office)
  • Frederick Kenney (Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division)
  • Juvenal Shiundu (Acting Director, Technical Cooperation Division)
  • Hiroyuki Yamada (Director, Conference Division)
  • Arsenio Dominguez (Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary-General)