IMO Secretary-General Arsenio Dominguez Takes Office

Credit: Engine

Arsenio Dominguez becomes the new Secretary-General of IMO, states an Engine news source.

Arsenio Antonio Dominguez Velasco

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council has elected Arsenio Antonio Dominguez Velasco, nominated by the Republic of Panama, to succeed South Korea’s Kitack Lim.

Dominguez previously served as the director of the IMO’s marine environment division.

The other six candidates in the race were Moin Uddin Ahmed from Bangladesh, Suat Hayri Aka from Turkey, Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry from Dominica, Nancy Karigithu from Kenya, Minna Kivimäki from Finland and Zhang Xiaojie from China.

The decision of the Council

The decision of the Council will be submitted to the 33rd session of the IMO Assembly later this year for approval.

Following the approval, Dominguez will start his first four-year term as the new Secretary General on 1 January 2024.


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Source: Engine Online


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