Arsenio Dominguez confirmed as next IMO Secretary-General

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Arsenio Dominguez Velasco is confirmed as the next Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The decision was made during this week’s IMO Assembly, with attendees endorsing the Panamanian for the role. Dominguez Velasco will succeed Kitack Lim for an initial four-year term, becoming the IMO’s tenth Secretary-General. He expressed his commitment to building on the work of his predecessors and addressing key issues, including safety, decarbonization, digitalization, and the human element. Dominguez Velasco will continue in his current role as the Director of the IMO Secretariat’s Marine Environment Division until the end of the year.

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