Board of governors

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board of governors


H.E. Kitack Lim
WMU Chancellor and Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization


Maryanne Adams
Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
H.E. Aureny Aguirre O. Sunza
Ambassador, Unit for North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Essam M. Alammari
Transport General Authority, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Robert Ashdown
Secretary General of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)
Fabrizio Barcellona
Assistant Section Secretary, Seafarers, Fisheries and Inland Navigation, International Transport Workers' Federation
Peter Brady
Rear Admiral (Ret.) Director General, The Maritime Authority of Jamaica
Peter Broadhurst
Senior Vice President, Safety and Security Services, Inmarsat
Sindisiwe Chikunga
Deputy Minister of Transport, South Africa
H.E. Captain Ian Finley
Ambassador, and Permanent Representative of the Cook Islands to the International Maritime Organization
H.E. Ambassador Dwight C.R. Gardiner
Director/Registrar-General of the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping
Ismail Abdel Ghafar Farag
President, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT)
Sajid Hussain
Commandant, Bangladesh Marine Academy
Måns Jacobsson
Director (Ret.), International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds
H.E. Geneviève Jean-van Rossum
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France to the International Maritime Organization
Nancy Wakarima Karigithu
Principal Secretary, Shipping and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Transport, Kenya
Reinhard Klingen
Directorate-General (retired), Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, Germany
Eisuke Kudo
Advisor, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Jeffrey G. Lantz
Director, Commercial Regulations and Standards, United States Coast Guard
Joanna Manger
Director General, Marine Safety & Security, Transport Canada
Andreas Nordseth
Director-General, Danish Maritime Authority
H.E. Laurent Parenté
Director-General, International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO)
Guy Platten
Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping
Malini V. Shankar
Vice Chancellor, Indian Maritime University, Chennai; Chairperson of the National Shipping Board, Government of India; Director General of Shipping, (Ret.)
Gaute Sivertsen
Director, IOPC Funds
Annalisse Skelton
Alternate Permanent Representative of Australia to the International Maritime Organization
Yuqing Sun
President, Dalian Maritime University
Enrique Vargas Guerra
Commander LT, Head of the IMO Audit Division, International Affairs Department, DIRECTEMAR
H.E. Binali Yıldırım
Former Prime Minister; Former Speaker of the Grand Assembly, Turkey

Ex Officio members

Gerardo Borromeo
Chairperson of the WMU Executive Board; Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Philippine Transmarine Carriers
Maria Gelin
Deputy Director-General/Head of Division, Transport Markets, Ministry of Infrastructure, Sweden
Carina Nilsson
Chairperson, Malmö City Council
Xiaojie Zhang
Director, Technical Cooperation Division, International Maritime Organization