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

The Senior Management Committee is composed of:

Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization;

Mr. Frederick Kenney, Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division;

Ms. Heike Deggim, Director, Maritime Safety Division; 

Mr. Hiroyuki Yamada, Director, Marine Environment Division;

Ms. Ariane Gireud, Director, Conference Division; 

Mr. Arsenio Dominguez, Director, Administrative Division;

Mr. Xioajie Zhang, Director, Technical Cooperation Division;

Mr. Sung-Jin Kim, Head, Internal Oversight and Ethics Office;

Mr. Jose Matheical, Chief, Department of Partnerships and Projects;

Mrs. Azara A. Prempeh, Chief of Staff, Executive Office of the Secretary-General;

Mr. Brice Martin-Castex, Acting Head of the Department of Member State Audit and Implementation Support.