Dr. Penaloza is a former mariner, with substantial experience the management and implementation of technical requirements in the maritime and port industries. His areas of expertise include maritime safety administration, maritime and port competence-based training, as well as safety and quality management systems. He has experience working within the IMO framework, including appointments as Deputy Permanent Representative of Panama to the and IMO and appointment as Competent Person for STCW matters.
Lawyer specialized in Maritime Law and Maritime Affairs, with experience in the development, implementation and monitoring of projects focused on adopting and regulating national and international requirements, mainly maritime instruments which are binding for Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), regarding their duties and obligations as Flag State, Port State Control and Coastal State to contribute to the quality improvement of the shipping industry, so it may be rendered in a safe, sustainable, trustworthy and environmentally friendly manner.
A graduate of the International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP), Aricel has logistical and administrative experience in the maritime sector, including management and issuance of technical certification of ships under IMO conventions, particularly SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW and ISM Code, among others.