IMO receives the nominations of six candidates for position of IMO Secretary-General
By the established deadline of 31 March 2015, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has received the nominations of six candidates, nominated by their Governments for the position of Secretary-General of IMO, IMO said in its press release.
The election for the post will be held at the 114th session of the 40-Member strong IMO Council, which meets from 29 June to 3 July 2015. The decision of the Council will be submitted to the IMO Assembly, which meets for its 29th session from 23 November to 2 December 2015, for its approval.
The nominations received are listed below in alphabetical order by candidates’ surname.
Mr. Andreas Chrysostomou Republic of Cyprus
Mr. Vitaly Klyuev Russian Federation
Mr. Ki-tack Lim Republic of Korea
Dr. Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr. Republic of the Philippines
Mr. Andreas Nordseth Kingdom of Denmark
Mr. Juvenal Shiundu Republic of Kenya
The present incumbent, Mr. Koji Sekimizu, ends his four-year term as Secretary-General on 31 December 2015.
IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.