Six candidates in the running for IMO top job

The IMO has received six nominations for its top job as Secretary-General
The IMO has received six nominations for its top job as 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.

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 (plus their nominating governments) are listed below in alphabetical order by candidates’ surname.

Mr Andreas Chrysostomou nominated by the Republic of Cyprus
Mr Vitaly Klyuev nominated by the Russian Federation
Mr Ki-tack Limnominated by the Republic of Korea
Dr Maximo Q. Mejia​, Jr. nominated by the Republic of the Philippines
Mr Andreas Nordseth nominated by Denmark
Mr Juvenal Shiundu nominated by Kenya

The present incumbent, Mr Koji Sekimizu, ends his four year term as Secretary-General on 31 December 2015.

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