Andreas Chrysostomou is a naval architect who grew up through the ranks and last year was Nomination for IMO as a candidate for the position of Secretary-General at the International Maritime Organisation, IMO.
Andreas was not elected in the political game of electing the head of one of the special agencies of the United Nations, UN, but he shares his experiences from taking part in the process. He got the possibility to elaborate on how he sees his dream of governing an international body like that.
Andreas Chrysostomou is not new to the IMO system, in 1999 he was elected as Chairman of the Design and Equipment Subcommittee and 2003 he was elected as Chairman of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) a position he held until 2013.
As you will hear, Andreas talks a lot about e-navigation, which is not navigation but everything where navigation gets involved, and he thinks that the shipping industry should embrace the new technology for many reasons.