Dr Stefan Micallef
Director, Marine Environment Division
International Maritime Organization
Dr Stefan Micallef graduated with a Ph.D. in marine toxicology from the University of Wales, UK. Dr Micallef started his career with the UN in 1990 as a Programme officer at the UNEP/IMO - Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) based in Malta. In 2000, he joined UNEP’s Division of Environmental Policy Implementation in Nairobi as Chief of the Disaster Management Branch and was responsible for policy and strategy formulation. In 2004, he moved to IMO Headquarters as Head of the Chemical & Air Pollution Prevention Section, Sub-Division for Pollution Prevention, Marine Environment Division. In 2007, he was appointed Deputy Director of the Sub-Division for Pollution Response and Technical Co-operation Coordination and since 2012 has assumed the role of Director of the Marine Environment Division.