Vitaly Klyuev to give a Q and A session in London

Vitaly Klyuev, the official Russian candidate for the IMO Secretary-General post to deliver a speech followed by Q and A session in London on 9 June 2015.

The elections for the post of the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to be held during the 114th session of the IMO Council which will take place in London from 29 June to 3 July 2015.

Russian Government has nominated Mr. Vitaly Klyuev, Deputy Director of the Department of the State Policy for Maritime and River Transport of Mintrans as an official Russian candidate for the post of the Secretary-General of IMO.

Vitaly Klyuev's background and knowledge both in maritime and diplomatic activities make him the perfect candidate for the IMO SG post. His seagoing and rulemaking process expertise both on national and international levels allow him to find the best solutions in regulations to be developed. Mr Klyuev posesses over 20 years of PSC experience, while his duties during the last 9 years cover all range of IMO mandate enabling him to fully understand the existing IMO regulations and areas for the improvement. Russia has been a Member State of IMO since the inception of the Organization, has over 60 bilateral maritime related agreements and participates in most of the IMO Conventions in force.

Vitaly Klyuev's vision is that the coming Secretary-General's priority tasks are to enhance the dialog with the industry and ensure that all the regulations to be introduced will be fully implemented with due regard for the industry's resources.

The candidate's full program is available at