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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​.

The Senior Management Committee is composed of : 

Kitack Lim (IMO Secretary-General)

Lawrence Barchue (Assistant Secretary-General/ Director, Member State Audit and Implementation Support)

Arsenio Dominguez (Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary-General)

Ashok Mahapatra (Director, Maritime Safety Division)

Stefan Micallef (Director, Marine Environment Division)

Youqiang Li (Director, Conference Division)

Frederick Kenney (Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division)

Nicolaos Charalambous (Director, Technical Cooperation Division (TCD) 

Linda Ryan (Director, Administrative Division)

Sung-Jin Kim, (Senior Deputy Director, Internal Oversight and Ethics Office)