Arsenio A. Dominguez

Chairman, IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Panama to the IMO

Arsenio A. Dominguez is a Naval Architect graduated from the Veracruzana University, in Veracruz, Mexico in 1995.  He also obtained a MBA in Management at the University of Hull and a Certificate of Higher Education in International Law and European Politics from Birkbeck University, both in London, England.

Mr Dominguez worked at Braswell Shipyard in Panama City, Panama, as Technical Assistant in survey and ship repair before joining the Panama Maritime Authority in 1998 as Head of the Regional Technical and Documentation Office and as Alternate Representative and Technical Adviser of Panama to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) from 2004 to 2014. In July 2014 he was appointed as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Panama to IMO.

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

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