Mr L Mayol - Navarrete LLB (Granada)


Born in 1962, in Almeria (Spain). Mr Mayol-Navarrete is married with one daughter.

He is currently the Head of the Spanish Translation Section at the Internation Maritime Organisation (IMO) (UN specialised agency) and has been since 2011. As such, he is responsible for the successful day-to-day running of the section. This job involves a constant contact with the representatives of all Spanish speaking delegations. Mr Mayol-Navarrete has been part of the drafting committees of several diplomatic conferences convened under the auspices of the IMO.

He joined the IMO in 1993 as a translator in the Spanish Translation Section, coming straight from El Salvador where he was engaged as a Political Adviser to the United Nations Mission in El Salvador (ONUSAL), having previously been with another UN Mission in Central America (ONUCA). During this period of his work with ONUCA, he was requested to take responsibility for the regional office in Costa Rica, where he was in charge of the day-to-day running of the office.

After completing his degree in Law at Granada University (Spain), Mr Mayol-Navarrete started working as a temp. in the UN system in Geneva (Anti-Apartheid Committee, ILO), before joining IMO as a temp translator. He cut his contract short in order to join the UN peacekeeping missions.

While working at the IMO, he completed his PhD course in maritime sciences at Cadiz University (Spain), pending his final thesis. He is a member of the Spanish Bar. His law degree and practical experience in legal work have furnished him with a sound knowledge of contractual law.

With regard to staff representative work at IMO, Mr Mayol-Navarrete is a member of the IMO Contract Committee, the Cigna Consultative Group, the Post Allowance Consultative Group and, for one year, was co-opted to the Staff Committee with the specific task of reviewing and updating the Staff Rules and Regulations. He was commissioned to represent IMO at the IAMLADP annual meeting in Paris in 2010.

In 2003, he passed the written exams and the practical exercises leading to the award of the official Spanish certificate of “Patrón de Embarcación Recreativa” (Skiper of pleasure vessels, up to 12 meters in length).