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, Conference Division
Mr. Arsenio Dominguez, Director, Marine Environment Division
Mr. Xiaojie Zhang, Director, Technical Cooperation Division
Mr. Vincent Job, Acting Director, Administrative Division
Mr. Jose Matheickal, Chief, Department of Partnerships and Projects
Mrs. Azara A. Prempeh, Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary-General
Mr. Brice Martin-Castex, Acting Head, Department of Member State Audit and Implementation Support