Secretary-General

Kitack Lim 

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.

At its 31st session (November-December 2019), the Assembly approved the renewal of Mr. Kitack Lim's appointment as Secretary-General of IMO, for a second and final term of four years (1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023).

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

Senior Management Committee

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The Senior Management Committee is composed of:

Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (pictured, back centre)

Mr. Frederick Kenney, Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division (pictured, back second from left)

Ms. Heike Deggim, Director, Maritime Safety Division (pictured, front left)

Mr. Hiroyuki Yamada, Director, Marine Environment Division (pictured, back third from left)

Ms. Ariane Gireud, Director, Conference Division (pictured, front centre)

Mr. Arsenio Dominguez, Director, Administrative Division (pictured, back third from right)

Mr. Xiaojie Zhang, Director, Technical Cooperation Division (pictured, back second from right)

Mr. Jose Matheickal, Chief, Department of Partnerships and Projects (pictured, back right)

Mrs. Azara A. Prempeh, Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary-General (pictured, front right)

Mr. Brice Martin-Castex, Acting Head of the Department of Member State Audit and Implementation Support (pictured, back left)