Arsenio Dominguez

Director, Marine Environment Division
International Maritime Administration

Mr. Arsenio Dominguez is designated as representative to deliver the Opening Keynote Address of the Conference on behalf of H.E. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization and Chancellor of the World Maritime University

Mr. Dominguez currently serves as Director, Marine Environment Division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), having served previously as Director, Administrative Division and Chief of Staff. Prior to coming to joining IMO in July 2017, Mr. Dominguez worked for the Panama Maritime Authority starting in 1998 as Head of the Regional Technical and Documentation Office, and as Alternate Representative and Technical Adviser of Panama to IMO from 2004 to 2014.  In July 2014 he was appointed as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Panama to IMO.

From 1998 to 2017, Mr Dominguez represented Panama at IMO, as well as at the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) and the International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO). He also represented Panama at several shipping conferences, exhibitions, seminars and workshops.  

Having chaired a number of meetings at international organisations, Mr. Dominguez served as Chair of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) from 2014 to 2017, having previously served as Vice-chair from 2012 to 2013.  He also served as Chair of the Technical Committee at the 29th IMO Assembly in 2015, Chair of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) Working Group on Maritime Security and Piracy from 2010 to 2014, and as Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee of Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers (DSC) from 2009 to 2011.

Mr. Dominguez holds a Naval Architect degree from Veracruzana University, Mexico.  He also obtained a MBA in Management at University of Hull and a Certificate of Higher Education in International Law and European Politics from Birkbeck University, both in London, England.