Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

WISTA Finland supports Minna Kivimäki for Secretary-General of the IMO

May 18, 2023

WISTA Finland fully supports Minna Kivimäki for Secretary-General of the IMO.

Minna Kivimäki, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, has been nominated as Finland’s candidate for the post of the Secretary-General of the IMO, a position where the new Secretary-General shall take office from January 2024.

It is with great pleasure we express our support for Minna. Her vision statement includes:

  • Ensuring the IMO is fit for the future
  • Tackling climate change together
  • Keeping people at the core of change and solutions (including diversity and equality, core elements also for WISTA International and its national associations)
  • Making use of new technologies to improve safety and address global challenges

Learn more about Minna’s candidacy and values from this link: https://urly.fi/37BP

IMO’s Women in Maritime day is celebrated May 18. The day promotes gender equality and the women who work in maritime professions.

Minna Kivimäki and the Ministry of Transport and Communication invited women who work in versatile maritime positions to celebrate these important themes already on May 17 in the ministry premises. There were naturally several WISTA members present. Thank you for the event and the possibility to discuss the topical themes with you and your team.

WISTA Finland is well pleased to have a person with Minna’s skills, determination, strong administrative experience, work history and enthusiasm as the Finnish nominee to one of the key global roles in the maritime regulatory work!

Photo by Ministry of Transport and Communication

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