Kitack Lim 

Mr. 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 ninth 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 

Ms. Dorota Lost-Sieminska, 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 

Mrs. Azara Prempeh, Director, Administrative Division

Mr. Jose Matheickal, Director, Department of Partnerships and Projects

Mr. Vincent Job, Special Adviser on Information Technology, Department of Information Technology

Mr. Brice Martin-Castex, Chief, Internal Oversight and Ethics Office

Ms. Tatjana Krilic, Chief, Department of Member State Audit and Implementation Support 

Mr. Damien Chevallier, Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary-General