New IMO secretary-general to be elected today

New IMO secretary-general to be elected today

London: IMO Council members will vote today to elect one of six candidates to replace Japan’s Koji Sekimizu as secretary-general of the IMO at the end of this year.

Candidates have been put forward by Cyprus, Denmark, Kenya, Philippines, Russia and South Korea. The winner will serve a four-year term.

In the lead up to the election, Splash has exclusively interviewed five of the candidates. Their interviews can be accessed by clicking on the names below:

Andreas Chrysostomou, Cyprus
Andreas Nordseth, Denmark
Juvenal Shiundu, Kenya
Vitaly Klyuev, Russia
Lim Ki-tack, South Korea

Splash will bring details of the elections results as soon as they are available.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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