The Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) has congratulated Jonathan Pace for his long service at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), who was recognised for reaching a 20-year career milestone.

Mr Pace, a Maltese national, received a Long Service Award Certificate in appreciation of his years of service and contribution to the work of the IMO.

The award was conferred to him by Secretary General Kitack Lim.

The MMF said that this achievement “is testament to Maltese professionalism. It signifies a proud moment for Mr Pace, for the Maltese maritime community and all those who have worked closely with Mr Pace both at IMO and previously at the Malta Maritime Authority.”

It noted that before joining the IMO, Mr Pace was employed by the Maltese Government and was intrinsically involved in the formulation and implementation of merchant shipping polices and related legislation, including important amendments to the Merchant Shipping Act.

He also participated in various international maritime fora (including the IMO) as part of Maltese delegations, and was strongly involved in the establishment of the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta and in the Malta-EU accession negotiations on shipping.

“The Malta Maritime Forum augurs every success to Mr Pace for his endeavours towards the international maritime cause in the years to come,” it said.

Mr Pace joined the IMO in 2002, initially as Programme Officer (Prevention) and later as Senior Programme Officer at REMPEC.

In 2015, Mr Pace was transferred to the Technical Cooperation Division (TCD) at the IMO HQ in London and tasked with coordinating assistance to IMO member states in the development of national maritime transport policies.

In 2016, Mr Pace was appointed Head, Programme Management and Mari-time Transport Policy, and in 2018, he was designated Acting Deputy Director, TCD and shortly after Acting Chief, Sub-division for Programme Management and Coordination, TCD.

In 2020, he was promoted to Chief, Subdivision for Programme Management and Coordination, TCD. Last October he was made Deputy Director in the TCD Subdivision.

Mr Pace holds a BA (Hons) degree in Public Administration from the University of Malta and an MSc in General Maritime Administration from the World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden.

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