IMO: Secretary General Kitack Lim re-elected for second term
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Assembly approved the renewal of the appointment of Kitack Lim as IMO Secretary General. He has been re-elected for a second period of four years from January 1, 2020.
Kitack Lim is the eighth Secretary General elected from the United Nations Maritime Agency (UN).
In June 2015, he was elected Secretary General for a period of four years that began in January 2016. Prior to that, he served as President of the Port Authority of Busan.
Throughout his term, Lim helped lead the international maritime industry to engage in ambitious environmental initiatives that include the 2020 sulfur limit, the GHG 2050 target, the Ballast Water Management Convention and the Polar Code, among others. .
Born in the Republic of Korea, Lim specialized in nautical sciences at the Maritime and Oceanic University of Korea (KMOU) in 1977. In addition, he earned a Master’s Degree from the Graduate Administration School of Yonsei University in 1990.
Lim then studied maritime administration at the World Maritime University (WMU), graduating Master. Since 1995 he attended a doctoral program in international law at KMOU, completing the course work in 1998.