Udo Kleinitz is the International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ (ICOMIA) secretary-general. He holds the German master craftsman qualification in boatbuilding, which he obtained having worked for 15 years in yards at the lakes in the Munich area.
In 2008 Udo relocated to UK after being appointed as technical manager at ICOMIA – a post he held for five years, before leaving to join British Marine as head of technical services.
Udo returned to ICOMIA in June 2015 as secretary-general; his extensive industry knowledge and expertise enables ICOMIA to continue to represent the global marine industry.
An avid sailor, Udo spends his summer weekends on the water cruising the UK south coast and the English Channel.