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New IMO Secretary General presents management team

The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced his leadership team one week after taking office.

Arsenio Dominguez from Panama took office as the 10th elected Secretary-General of the IMO on January 1. He succeeds the South Korean Kitack Lim as IMO Secretary-General, who has led the IMO for two terms.

In his New Year’s message, Dominguez said: “With me as the 10th Secretary-General, I welcome you to join us in an era of progress for the Organization, an era that leads by example and upholds higher values of inclusiveness, diversity and transparency. I look forward to working with you in a new and exciting era to make the maritime sector a better one.” [ds_preview]

Dominguez also now announced the members of theUN Shipping Organization’s Senior Management Committee. It consists of:

  • Azara Prempeh, Director of the Administration Department
  • Hiroyuki Yamada, Director of the Maritime Safety Division (previously Director of the Conferences Division)
  • Dorota Lost-Sieminska, Director of the Legal Affairs and External Relations Department (as before)
  • Heike Deggim, Director of the Marine Environment Division (previously Director of the Maritime Safety Division)
  • Jose Matheickal, Director of the Technical Cooperation Division (previously Director of the Partnerships and Projects Division)
  • Xiaojie Zhang, Director of the Conferences Division (previously Director of the Technical Cooperation Division)
  • Damien Chevallier, Chief of Staff (as before)
IMO senior management team 2024 Arsenio Dominguez
IMO Senior Management Committee 2024 © IMO

This means that the management committee is slightly smaller than under Dominguez’s predecessor Kitack Lim. Under Kitack Lim, the Senior Management Committee most recently consisted of the Secretary General and

  • Dorota Lost-Sieminska, Director of the Legal and External Relations Department
  • Heike Deggim, Director of the Maritime Safety Division
  • Hiroyuki Yamada, Director of the Conferences Division
  • Arsenio Dominguez, Director of the Marine Environment Division
  • Xiaojie Zhang, Director of the Technical Cooperation Department
  • Azara Prempeh, Director of the Administration Division
  • Jose Matheickal, Director of the Partnerships and Projects Division
  • Vincent Job, Special Advisor for Information Technology Information Technology Department
  • Brice Martin-Castex, Head of the Office for Internal Oversight and Ethics
  • Tatjana Krilic, Head of the Member State Audit and Implementation Support Department
  • Damien Chevallier, Chief of Staff

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Caption: Arsenio Antonio Dominguez Velasco (© IMO)