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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​.

Senior Management Committee

(Pictured from left to right, standing)

Jesper Loldrup (Head, Executive Office of the Secretary-General and of Policy and Planning)
Youqiang Li (Director, Conference Division)
Lawrence Barchue (Director, Member State Audit and Implementation Support)
Frederick Kenney (Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division)
Aubrey Botsford (Acting Director, Administrative Division)
Ashok Mahapatra (Director, Maritime Safety Division)
Sung-Jin Kim, (Senior Deputy Director, Internal Oversight and Ethics Office)

(Pictured from left to right, seated)

Nicolaos Charalambous (Director, Technical Cooperation Division)
Kitack Lim (IMO Secretary-General)

Stefan Micallef (Director, Marine Environment Division)