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Fairforce 100 Nuclear Energy Professionals

Our student ambassadors Francesca Bruni, Vjorela Pistulli, Gaëlle Thomas, and Katarzyna Halinowska have carefully curated a list of Nuclear Energy Professionals who have made a significant impact on sustainability in their industry. 

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In this list, we are choosing people who make a positive impact on the sector of energy by promoting nuclear energy. We selected professionals from all over the world who have extensive experience in this sector and/or that have been part of crucial and game-changing projects. Nuclear energy, often misunderstood, is nowadays the most efficient source of energy generation. It is also one of the least polluting, as the carbon footprint of nuclear energy production is kept very low.


1. Rafael Mariano Grossi – Director General of IAEA

Mr. Grossi is an Argentinian Diplomat that took office as Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency last year.

Mr. Grossi has the opportunity during his career as a diplomat to get close to the topic of nuclear energy and presided over many important conferences on this domain.

He joined IAEA with the aim of tackling the current challenges of the association: the spread of nuclear weapons and tackling climate change.


2. Kristine L. Svinicki – Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Svinicki is a well renowned American nuclear engineer.

She has extensive experience in the sector working for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Washington, D.C. Offices of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology, and of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management.

She is currently the chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She was named Woman of the Year by the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment in 2013.


3. Ed Bradley – Team Leader (Nuclear Power Plant Operation & Engineering Support) at IAEA

Mr. Bradley has more than 30 years of experience in the application of nuclear technologies.

He started working for the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2005 where he now covers the position of Team Lead for the Nuclear Power Plant Operation & Engineering Support.

He is responsible for managing projects and coordinating the activities in the areas of engineering support. Mr. Bradley is also responsible for aiding the IAEA Member States ensuring safe, long-term operations of existing nuclear plants.


4. Anita Frew – Director of BHP plc

Anita Frew has more than 20 years of experience as a director and chair of global science, industrial manufacturing, finance public companies.

She is currently the non-executive director of BHP, a multinational mining, metals, and petroleum dual-listed public company with its headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.


5. Mike Henry – CEO of BHP plc

Mr. Henry is currently the CEO and Executive Director of BHP.

He has more than 30 years of experience in the global mining and petroleum industries, where he covered several roles from operational to commercial.

He joined BHP in 2003 and has been a member of the Executive Leadership Team since 2011. Mike also worked for Mitsubishi in Canada, Japan, and Australia before joining BHP.


6. Ian Purdy – CEO of Paladin Energy ltd

Mr. Purdy has several years of experience as a chief executive and chief financial officer in several international companies specializing in natural resources.

Before being appointed CEO of Paladin Energy this year he was CFO of Quadrant Energy, managing director of Mirabella Nickel and director of finance and strategy at LionOre Australia.


7. Tim Gitzel – President and CEO of Cameco

Mr. Gitzel is the President and CEO of Cameco, one of the world’s largest providers of the uranium.

He joined the company at the beginning of 2007 covering the role of senior vice president and COO and was appointed president three years later.

Mr. Gitzel has over 25 years of experience in the legal and leadership areas.


8. Wilson Ferreira Júnior – CEO of Electrobras

Wilson Ferreira Junior has a degree in Electrical Engineering and in Business Administration from Mackenzie University.

He has several specializations, including Workplace Safety Engineering, Marketing, and Electricity Distribution Administration.

Before being appointed CEO of Electrobras he worked at Companhia Energética de São Paulo (Cesp).


9. Joachim Specht – CEO of Fennovoima

Mr. Specht was nominated CEO of Fennovoima in June 2020 coming from PreussenElektra where he covered the position of Vice President and Head of Nuclear Engineering and consultancy.

He has almost 30 years of experience in the nuclear sector ranging from newly built projects and operations to services, engineering, and consultancy.


10. Bernard FontanaFramatome CEO

Mr. Fontana occupies is Chief Executive Officer at Framatome SAS.

He is also on the board of Thales SA that designs and produces electrical systems.

Mr. Fontana previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Aperam SA, Executive Vice President for ArcelorMittal SA.


11. Ed Butcher – Strategy Manager – Centre for Innovative Nuclear Decommissioning (CINDe) at the National Nuclear Laboratory

Mr. Butcher is an industrial chemist with more than 25 years of experience in the application of encapsulation systems for the treatment of hazardous and nuclear wastes.

He has also developed expertise in both the delivery of waste management and the support of nuclear site operations. At the National Nuclear Laboratory, Mr. Butcher had the opportunity to cover commercial roles as well as work with the technical teams.

He now is the Strategy Manager for the Centre for Innovative Nuclear Decommissioning.



12. Rob Whittleston – Vice President, Insight – Strategy, Science and Innovation at National Nuclear Laboratory

Mr. Whittleston has an educational background in Geochemistry and has covered several international roles spanning the nuclear fuel cycle.

He has previously held positions in the central government, leading policy development in the rail sector.

Mr. Whittleston is currently the Vice President of the Insights function within the Strategy, Science, and Innovation Directorate of the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory.

He is in charge of identifying global nuclear market trends and collaborate to both inform and deliver against NNL’s strategic objectives.



13. Neil Wilmshurst – Vice President & Chief Nuclear Officer at Electric Power Research Institute

Mr. Wilmshurst is Vice President of the Nuclear Sector at the Electric Power Research Institute.

He joined EPRI in 2003 as a Senior Project Manager within the Plant Support Engineering program. He then became Director of the Plant Technology department in 2007.

The Plant Technology department helps to develop the utilization of technology to ensure the safe operation of nuclear power plant assets. Before, Wilmshurst worked in a variety of nuclear utility engineering and maintenance roles with AmerGenand British Energy.


14. Thomas Seipolt – Managing Director NUKEM Technologies

Mr. Seipolt is the Managing director at NUKEM Technologies, a nuclear engineering and consulting company managing radioactive waste and decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

He has been covering this position for almost 7 years.

Mr. Seipolt joined NUKEM technologies in 2002 as a Director Engineer and has cumulated over 25 years of experience in the nuclear sector.


15. Ulf Kutscher – Managing Director NUKEM Technologies

Mr. Kutscher is the Managing Director at NUKEM Technologies and he has been covering this position for 17 years.

He joined NUKEM in 1991 and his expertise on Nuclear energy is so well renowned that he participated in the World Nuclear Association annual meeting.


16. Giuseppe Zampini – Managing Director of Ansaldo Energia

Mr. Zampini is the Managing Director of the Italian leading mechanical engineering company Ansaldo Energia.

During his time as Managing director, he led the recovery, relaunch, and internationalization of Ansaldo Energia, transforming the Genoa-based company into a global player in the power generation market.


17. Giuseppe Marino – General manager and CEO of Ansaldo Energia

Mr. Marino is the has been appointed CEO and General Manager of Ansaldo Energia in 2019.

Mr. Marino has had a rather international career working for IVECO in the UK and Spain and working as a corporate officer for Hitachi Ltd. in London.


18. John L. Hopkins – chairman and CEO of NuScale Power, LLC

Mr. Hopkins joined NuScale Power in 2012 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer the following year.

In addition, he was appointed to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC).

He is also a member of the Nuclear Energy Institute Executive Committee and Task Force Member, Atlantic Council.


19. Dale Atkinson – Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nuclear Officer at NuScale Power

Mr. Atkinson has been COO and Chief Nuclear Officer at NuScale Power since 2014.

He has extensive experience in the nuclear field. He worked for 25 years at Energy Northwest where he was responsible for the majority of the operations for the nuclear technical teams.

Before his time at Energy Northwest, Atkinson was a supervisor of Nuclear Startup Testing with General Electric and was a former instructor on General Electric boiling water reactors.


20. Kirk Schnoebelen – President at URENCO, Inc

Mr. Schnoebelen joined URENCO in 2002 and is currently the President, responsible for assessing and developing URENCO’s strategic objectives and relationships.

His previous work experience includes marketing of uranium and conversion services for Cameco and nuclear fuel procurement at Northern States Power.

He began his professional career as an engineer with Florida Power & Light in Miami.


21. Kallol Roy – Chairman and Managing Director at BHAVINI

Mr Roy has been the Chairman and Managing Director at BHAVINI, one of the prestigious companies of the Department of Atomic Energy in India, since 2016.

Prior to taking up this position, Roy had served Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) as Head, Research Reactor Maintenance Division, Reactor Group.


22. Shri Satish Kumar Sharma – Chairman and Managing Director at the Nuclear Power Corporation of India

Mr. Sharma is the Chairman and Managing Director at the Nuclear Power Corporation of India.  He has extensive experience of working in diverse functional areas of operation and maintenance of nuclear power stations for over 37 years.

He was appointed Director (Operations) on NPCIL‘s Board in July 2015 where he is responsible for the safe and reliable operation of all the operating reactors.


23. Smt. Ruby Srivastava – Director of Finance at the Nuclear Power Corporation of India

Ruby Srivastava was appointed director of Finance at the Nuclear Corporation of India in 2017. She started her career as Sub-Divisional Magistrate.

For her performance in clearing the departmental examinations of Income Tax Law, Accountancy, Corporate Tax, Wealth Tax, Gift Tax & Bookkeeping in the first attempt during the 18-month long professional training of Indian Revenue Service she was awarded two advance increments as per the scheme. 


24. Dr. Dinesh Srivastava – Chairman and CEO at the Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC)

Mr. Srivastava is a great contributor to the development of advanced structural materials for the Nuclear Fuel Complex in India.

He has published more than 150 research papers. He has also been the recipient of many Honours and several prestigious Awards including Binani Gold Medal; National Metallurgist Day Award from the Indian Institute of Metals; DAE Excellence Award, Homi J Bhabha Science & Technology Award and Vasavik Award for Science & Technology.


25. Johan Coetzee – Managing Director at CNUC Rössing Uranium Ltd

Mr. Coetzee is the Managing Director at Rössing Uranium Ltd, operating in the longest-running and one of the largest open pit uranium mines in the world.

He has pluriennale experience in the executive teams of major energy and resource extraction firms in Namibia. He joined Rossing Uranium a year ago. 


26. Liezl Davies: General Manager: Operations at CNUC Rössing Uranium Ltd

Liezl Davies is the General Manager of Operations Rössing Uranium Ltd,  operating in the longest-running and one of the largest open-pit uranium mines in the world.

She has been covering this role since 2018 and she has been in the operations and production field for several years. 


27. Pulane Molokwane – Non-Executive director at ESKOM

​Dr. Molokwane is a Nuclear Physicist and an Environmental Specialist with expertise in groundwater remediation, nuclear waste, process and solid waste management. She is the Non-Executive Director at ESKOM, operating in South Africa. She previously worked as a  Senior Environmental Specialist at Sasol Technology Pty Ltd and Senior Nuclear Fuel Design Physicist at Pebble Bed Modular Reactor. Dr. Molokwane also serves on the Advisory Body to the President of South Africa for the National Planning Commission.


28. Kuvandik Sanakulovich Sanakulov – Director General at Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat

Mr. Sanakulov is the Director General at Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat one of the largest Uzbek companies involved in the mining industry being among the top ten largest uranium and gold producers in the world. 


29. Snitka Nicolay Pavlovich – Chief Engineer  at Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat

Mr. Pavlovich is the Chief Engineer at Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat one of the largest Uzbek companies involved in the mining industry being among the top ten largest uranium and gold producers in the world. 


30. Jay Wileman – President and CEO at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Mr. Wileman is the President and CEO of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services.

Mr. Wielman has more than 30 years’ experience, a wealth of international knowledge, having led many global teams to success across the energy spectrum. 


31. Jon Ball – Executive Vice President at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Mr. Ball is the Executive Vice President at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services.

He joined GE Hitachi Nuclear energy in 1998 as a Lab Manager. 


32. Mauricio Gutierrez – Chief Executive Officer at NRG Energy

Mr. Gutierrez is the CEO of NRG Energy, a large American energy company with a portfolio that also includes nuclear energy.

Mr. Gutierrez has been covering this role since 2015. Beforehand he was COO and Executive Vice president for the same company. He joined NRG Energy in 2007.


33. Elizabeth Killinger – Executive Vice President at NRG Energy

Elizabeth Killinger is the Executive VP at NRG Energy, a large American energy company with a portfolio that also includes nuclear energy.

She is responsible for NRG’s Customer Division with $6 billion in revenues and the leading multi-brand competitive retail business that provides consumer power products. 


34. Patrick Fragman – President & CEO at Westinghouse Electric company

Mr. Fragman is the President and CEO at Westinghouse Electric Company a US-based nuclear power company formed in 1999. 

Beforehand he gained expertise in the Nuclear sector working for over 10 years at the nuclear section of Alstom Power.


35. Joni Falascino – Senior Vice President, Global Enterprise Services at Westinghouse Electric Company

Joni Falascino is the Senior Vice President for Global Enterprise Services at Westinghouse Electric Company, a US-based nuclear power company formed in 1999.

She joined the company in 2004 as a director of Nuclear Services. Afterward, she covered the roles of VP of Nuclear Automation and VP of New Planta and Major projects. 


36. Tarik Choho –  President of Westinghouse’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Operating Plant Services Business Unit

Mr. Choho is the President of Westinghouse‘s Europe, Middle East and Africa Operating Plant Services Business Unit.

He has Seventeen years of management engineering experience worldwide in the Oil & Gas and Nuclear sectors of which 10 years in the USA. He worked at AREVA.


37. Anna Sudlow – Chief Financial Officer at Paladin Energy

Anna Suldow is the Chief Financial Officer at Paladin Energy, an Australian listed uranium company focussed on maximising the value of the Langer Heinrich uranium mine in Namibia.

Prior to that, she was CFO of Transborders Energy. She has more than 20 years of experience across the energy and resources sectors, specialising in corporate finance and investor relations. 


38. Alice Wong – Senior Vice president and Chief Corporate Office at CAMECO

Alice Wong was appointed senior vice-president and chief corporate officer of Cameco in July, 2011.

She joined Cameco for more than 30 years in increasingly senior leadership roles and has gained a wealth of experience from her diverse responsibilities.


39. Catherine Cornand – Senior Executive Vice President, Installed Base Business Unit at Framatome

Catherine Conard is the Senior Executive Vice president at Framatome, a French nuclear reactor business.

She joined this company in 2018 after working in the directorate of the Commissary for the Atomic energy and other energy alternatives. She has extensive experience in the Nuclear Sector, working for prestigious companies like AREVA and DCNS. 


40. Miriam Maes – Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Sustainability Committee at URENCO

Miriam Maes has 35 years of experience working for multinationals and she spent more than 15 years in the B2B energy and climate change space.

She was appointed in October 2015 as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of URENCO. URENCO is a joint-venture between the UK, Germany and the Netherlands for the manufacturing of enriched uranium for the nuclear power utilities worldwide. Miriam is Member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Board’s Sustainability Committee.


 41. Timothée Gauthier – Head of Projects at NUKEM Technologies Engineering Services GmbH

Mr Gauthier is the Head of Projects at NUKEM Technologies that deals with the decommissioning of nuclear facilities and management of radioactive and hazardous waste.

He is an experienced engineer in the field of nuclear engineering and radioprotection indeed, he previously worked for other well renowned nuclear companies such as Areva and Canberra Industries. 


42. Scott Bailey – Vice President, Supply Chain at NuScale Power

Mr Bailey is the Vice President of the Supply Chain at NuScale Power, where he is responsible for all the activities related to a prominent small modular reactor development company.

He has been covering this position for over 9 years and his previous experience focused on supply chain management in several energy and construction companies in the US.


43. Robert Gamble – Vice President Engineering at NuScale Power

Mr Gamble is currently the Vice President of Engineering at NuScale Power, an American private company that designs and markets small modular reactors.

He has more than 30 years experience in a broad range of energy activities including nuclear services and multigenerational new plant development and solar thermal plant development and delivery.


44. Susan Pepper – Vice President at the Institute of Nuclear Material Management

Susan Pepper is the Vice President at the Institute of Nuclear Material Management and she is also the Chair of  Nonproliferation and National Security Department at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. 

She has been working at the laboratory for over 15 years and previously she worked as a USSP Liason Office at the International Atomic Energy Agency.


45. Gwen Parry-Jones – Chief Executive Officer at Magnox and President of the Nuclear Institute

Gwen Parry-Jones is the CEO of Magnox and the President of the Nuclear Institute. She is an energy industry specialist, with experience in nuclear operations, finance, safety management and strategy.

She has both the UK and international experience across the energy generation sector, including in nuclear, conventional, renewables and storage technologies.


46. Julie West – Vice President Nuclear Safety and Licensing at Kinetrics

Julie West is the Vice President of Nuclear Safety and Licensing at Kinetrics a provider of life cycle management services for the electricity industry.

Previously she worked for the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories for 2 years and for Candesco, a division of Kinetrics for 15 years. 


47. Joseph McBrearty – Chief Executive Officer at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Mr McBrearty is the CEO at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, a world leader in developing peaceful and innovative applications from nuclear technology. Before this, he was the Chief Operating Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Mr McBrearty is an  accomplished senior nuclear industry executive that brought over 35 years of leadership experience to the operations of Canada’s national nuclear laboratory


48. Senlin Liu – Deputy President China Institute of Atomic Energy

Mr Liu is the Deputy President of the China Institute of Atomic Energy, the cradle of nuclear science and technology in China.

This institute is also a comprehensive R&D base which has a leading, fundamental and forward-looking position in the nuclear field. 


49. Dominique Laurier – Member of the Main Commission of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)

Mr Laurier is the Member of the Main commission at the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP).

He has been working simultaneously at the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) as the chief of research on the effects of Ionizing Radiation. 


50. Kun-Woo CHO  –  Director of the Office of Radiation Safety of the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety 

Mr Cho id the Director of Radiation Safety of the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS), an organization established to protect the public and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation.

He has been working at KINS since 1989 and he is also the Principal Scientist of the organisation. He holds a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. 


51. Jacqueline Garniere – Laplace – Radiological Protection Expert at  OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Jacqueline Garniere-Laplace is the Radiological Protection Expert at OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), a specialised agency that operates within OECD.

Previously she worked for almost 20 years at the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) completing her experience as a Deputy Director in the Research for Radiation Protection in the field of health and environment. 


52. Volodymyr Berkovskyy – Director and Researcher at the Ukrainian Radiation Protection Institute

Mr Berkovskyy is the Director and researcher at the Ukrainian Radiation Protection Institute (URPI).

He joined this organisation in 2013 and before that, he was a Radiation Protection Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).


 53. Sisko Salomaa – Research Director at Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland

Sisko Salomaa is the Research Director at the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland (STUK). She is also a professor of radiobiology at the University of Eastern Finland.

At STUK she has coordinated the National Programme for Radiation Safety Research. Since 2009, she has been a member of Committee of the International Commission on Radiation Protection (ICRP).


54. Carl-Magnus Larsson – CEO at Australian Radiation Protection And Nuclear Safety Agency

Mr Larsson is the CEO of the Australian Radiation Protection And Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), the Australian Government’s primary authority on radiation protection and nuclear safety. He coordinated several research projects funded by the European Commission on environmental assessment and protection.

He is also chair of Committee 5 and Main Commission member of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP).


55. Donald Cool – Technical Executive of Radiation Safety at Electric Power Research Institute (ERPI)

Mr Cool is the Technical executive of Radiation safety at ERPI, the Electric Power Research Institute. In this role, he provides advice in radiation safety and protection and is actively involved in the EPRI program of work on low dose radiation effects.

Before that, he served the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for over 30 years as a Senior Advisor in Radiation safety and International Liason. 


56. Roger Coates – President  at International Radiation Protection Association  IRPA 

Mr Coates is the President of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA). He was appointed in 2016 after several years as Vice President and Vice President of Congress Affairs.

He worked for several years as an independent consultant in the Nuclear Industry. He also worked as a decommissioning Safety Consultant for the IAEA. 


57. Edward Lazo – Deputy Head of Division at OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Mr Lazo is the Deputy Head of Division at OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), a specialised agency that operates within OECD.

He holds a degree in Nuclear Engineering for the University of Virginia and a PhD in Health Physics from the University of Florida. 


58. John Takala – Director of SHEQ Systems at Cameco 

Mr Takala is the Director for the Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Systems at Cameco.

Cameco Corporation is the world’s largest publicly traded uranium company, and it is based in Canada. Mr Takal is also a Member of Committee 4 at the International Commission on Radiological Protection since 2013. 


59. George Borovas – Member of the Management Board at the World Nuclear Association

Mr Borovas is a member of the Management Board at the World Nuclear Association. He is also Partner and Head of Nuclear at Shearman & Sterling LLP.

He concentrates his practice on international nuclear energy transactions and the development and financing of new nuclear power projects. 


60. Philippe Knoche – CEO at Orano

Mr Knoche is the Chief Executive Officer at Orano, an organisation expert in nuclear fuel cycles. 

He Joined Orano in 2018 and before that he worked for 18 years at AREVA, a designer, supplier and installer of nuclear steam supply systems.

At AREVA he covered both technical and leadership roles, starting as a Strategy Director to then be appointed CEO in 2015. 


61. Leonam Guimarães – CEO of Electronuclear

Mr Guimarães is a big name in the nuclear energy business: with more than 14 years of experience in this field, he is part of the International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the CEO of Electronuclear, and a member of the Board of Management of the World Nuclear Association.


62. Takuma Nagase – General manager of the nuclear fuel department, Marubeni Corporation

The energy department focuses on developing carbon-neutral fuels and explores the nuclear sector from Uranium mining to the sales of equipment and services.

Mr Nagase has been the general manager at Marubeni Corporation for 4 years and represents today the nuclear fuel department.


63. Michael Pacilio – COO of Exelon

Mr Pacilio has been working at Exelon since 1982.

He has accumulated several high-profile titles, including Chief nuclear officer, Chief operating officer for the nuclear division and President of the nuclear division, overseeing many nuclear reactors in four states of the United States. In addition, he has been a leading figure of the Fukushima response in 2011, developing two nuclear emergency response centres. 


64. Johan Svenningsson – CEO and Chairman of the board at Sydkraft Nuclear Power AB

Mr Svenningsson has been in the energy sector for his whole career and has occupied several positions related to nuclear energy.

Presently, he is at the board of directors and a senior advisor at the World Nuclear Association, a Governor at the World Association of Nuclear Operators, and CEO and Chairman of the Board at Sydkraft Nuclear Power AB.


65. Emmanuelle Verger-Chabot – Director of the nuclear combustible division at EDF

Mrs Verger-Chabot has been working in the energy sector for 13 years in EDF, France’s biggest energy provider, amongst which she spent more than 6 years working in the field of nuclear energy.

Firstly, she managed the Uranium conversion and enriching department, then took the lead on the financial management of nuclear power plant installations, and nowadays oversees the nuclear combustible division.


66. Bohdan Zronek – Management Board member in society World Nuclear Association

Mr Zronek has been in the field of nuclear energy for more than 5 years.

Starting from a position of plant director, he became a member of Board of Directors at CEZ a.s., a company focused on zero-emission energy and earned a spot of Management Board member in the World Nuclear Association in 2018. 


67. Gillian Hirth – TitleChief Radiation Health Scientist and Head, Radiation Health Services Branch

Mrs Hirth has a long history with nuclear energy and nuclear safety, starting in 2015 with her postposition as an Acting Head at the head of ARPANSA (Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency) in 2015.

Since then, she evolved to Chief Radiation Health Scientist and Head at the Radiation Health Services Branch of ARPANSA and has been fulfilling this position for 4 years. In 2019, she became a Committee Chair at UNSCEAR (United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation).


68. Tony Irwin – Technical Director at SMR Nuclear Technology Pty Ltd

Tony Irwin is a big name in the field of nuclear energy, as he has been involved in this industry as early as 1966: As an Operations Engineer and Project Manager at British Energy, he worked along Russian operator engineers to educate them on the safety of nuclear reactors after the Chernobyl incident.

After 32 years there, he became a member of the Nuclear Services of ANSTO, providing data and analyses on nuclear power worldwide. Then, he became a Reactor Manager. His career evolved as he became the Technical Director of SMR Nuclear Technology Pty Ltd as well as a professor lecturer of Nuclear Science. In addition, he is a member of six organisations associated with Nuclear Power.


69. Ian Chapman – Chief Executive Officer at UK Atomic Energy Authority

Mr Chapman has been working in UK Atomic Energy Authority for 16 years, building his way to the position of CEO from his first position as a research scientist. Nowadays, his goal is to “lead the UK’s efforts to deliver fusion energy and to maximise the scientific and economic impact on the way”.


70. Gaopalelwe Santswere – Nuclear Physicist at Eskom

Mr Santswere is the lead Nuclear Physicist at Eskom, a South African electricity public utility. He is also the Executive Chairperson of the South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society. This programme aims at the involvement of young nuclear professionals in the decision-making, skills development programmes and research and development to develop and transfer skills to these generations. He holds an MSc degree in Applied Radiation Science and Technology and is currently registered with the South African Council for Natural and Applied Scientific Professions (SACNASP) as a Professional Natural Scientist.


71. Celso Cunha – President at ABDAN

Mr Cunha is the President of the Brazilian Association for the Development and Nuclear Activities (ABDAN). He has several years of experience in the energy sector covering both technical and leadership roles.

He became President of ABDAN in 2017 yet this is not his first experience in the nuclear sector: he was also the commercial director for NUCLEBRAS back in 2015.


72. Carlos Leipner-Gomes – Vice President and Board Member at ABDAN

Mr Leipner is the Vice President and Board Member at the Brazilian Association for the Development and Nuclear Activities (ABDAN) since 2017.

As VP and Board Member, Carlos has engaged various government stakeholders through the years on behalf of ABDAN, led the development of the initial Strategic Plan, supported the various initiatives to promote the nuclear sector in Brazil and is leading the coordination of the partnerships with similar entities in North America.


73. Andre Luiz Salgado – Managing Director for South America at Framatome

Mr Salgado is the Managing Director for South America Officer at Framatome SAS. He has been covering this position since 2014.

Previously he worked for AREVA Brasil for 6 years and for Kolbitz for almost 20 years. Mr Salgado’s expertise in the nuclear sector has made him one of the most prominent figures in Latin America.


 74. Milton Caplan – President at MZ Consulting

Mr Caplan is the President at MZ Consulting and a member of the Canadian Nuclear Association. This firm offers expert and independent nuclear energy advisory services as well as strategic investments in Uranium.

Previously to this position, Mr Caplan worked as the Director of the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) for more than 20 years. 


 75. Yves Desbazeille – General Director at the European Atomic Forum (FORATOM)

Mr Desbazeille is the General Director at the European Atomic Forum (FORATOM) since 2017. Before that, he worked at EDF for 15 years first as a project manager and then as a senior advisor.

During his successful career Yves Desbazeille has been involved in different businesses and responsibilities at EDF: nuclear engineering, hydro and thermal power projects management in France, USA as well as in Asia.


76. Gabriele Voigt – Global president at Woman in Nuclear (WiN)

Gabriele Voigt is the Global President at Women in Nuclear (WiN), a non-profit NGO with more than 35 000 members worldwide organized in Chapters.

She had several roles in the Nuclear sector internationally. First as Director of the Office of Safeguards Analytical Services at the IAEA and then as a senior consultant and co-founder at R.e.m.


 77. Nelida Lucia Del Mastro – PhD, leader of the research group on biological radiation effect

Nelida Lucia Del Mastro is the leader of the research group on biological radiation effects at the University of Sao Paulo and she is also a country member of the Women in Nuclear Association.

She holds a bachelor in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Sao Paulo


78. Heather Kleb – Department Manager, Operations Regulatory Affairs at Bruce Power

Heather Kleb is the Manager for the Operations Regulatory Affairs at Bruce Power,  Canada’s first private nuclear generator.

She has been working at Bruce Power since 2014 after spending four years at the Canadian Nuclear Association. Before that, she worked for almost eight years at the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. 


79. Barbara Nagel – Head of Office Strategic Development and Nuclear Power at Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission

Barbara Nagel is the Head of the office for the Strategic Development and Nuclear Power at Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission.

She joined the commission in 2011 as a project manager and then was nominated Project Manager for the Nuclear Power Study Group to evaluate requirements and implications of introducing a nuclear power program in Chile. She became head of the office in 2016. 


80. Eveliina Muuri – Product Development Engineer at Posiva Oy

Eveliina Muuri is the product development Engineer at Posiva Oy, an expert organisation responsible for the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel of the owners.

In this role, she is responsible for managing projects related to the performance, cost-efficiency and procurement of the buffer and backfill in the spent nuclear fuel repository. Eveliina Muuri is also the president of Women in Nuclear Finland. 


81. Harsh S. Desai – Senior Manager, Policy and Strategy Development at the Nuclear Energy Institute

Mr Desai is the Senior Manager for Policy, Strategy and Development at the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). Before starting this position in 2017, Mr Desai founded and owned Energetic Solutions LLC, an energy consulting firm in Washington. He has extensive experience in project management and nuclear energy working for the U.S. Department of Energy and the Naval Nuclear laboratory. 


82. Lori Braase – Coordinator for the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear at Idaho National Laboratory

Lori Braase is the Coordinator for the GAIN (Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear) project at the Idaho National Laboratory.

The latter is a national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s missions in energy research, nuclear science and national defence. She first worked at the laboratory as a Systems Engineer and in 2016 she became Coordinator of the GAIN project to enable nuclear industry commercialization through public-private partnerships.


83. Steve Nesbit – President at LMNT Consulting

Mr Nesbit is the President at LMNT Consulting, which provides expertise and support in the nuclear fuel cycle, advanced nuclear energy systems, and nuclear nonproliferation.

He possesses a proven track record of leadership and accomplishment in nuclear technology working for more than 36 years with Duke Energy. For nine years he served on the staff of the chief nuclear officer and was the nuclear policy point of contact for the company. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the American Nuclear Society.


84. Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar – President of the American Nuclear Society

Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar is the President of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the Associate Professor of nuclear Engineer at Idaho State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Penn State University. She has extensive international experience in the nuclear sector and has dedicated herself to her academic career in the last years. She first was Acting Chair of the Nuclear Engineering and Health Physics Department at Idaho State University and then became Associate Dean of the Colege of Science and Engineering in 2015.


85. Cary Crawford – President, Institute of Nuclear Materials Management

Mr Crawford is the President at the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) and the Technical Group Lead at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

He is an experienced Senior Manager in the Nuclear Safeguards, Security, and Nonproliferation industry, both at the research and operational level. He worked for 15 years at the Pacific Nort West Laboratory where he was responsible for the Physical Protection and Implementation of Nuclear Materials. At the Oak Ridge Laboratory, he is responsible to bring international nuclear security operations into the S&T content of the laboratory.


86. Irmgard Niemeyer – Chair International Safeguards Division (ISD) at the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM)

Irmgard Niemeyer is the Chair of the International Safeguards Division (ISD) at the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM). This position aims at providing a forum for the exchange of information on the continuing development of international safeguards within the nuclear nonproliferation regime and for the enhancement of a broad understanding of the implementation and effectiveness of safeguards. In particular, she is responsible for examining technical issues, facilitating the publication of studies related to safeguards, and supporting workshops on the advancement of safeguards technology and procedures. Before that, she was Head of Department Nuclear Safeguards and Security at Forschungszentrum Jülich.


87. Alastair Laird – Director Deconstruction & Transfer at EDF 

Mr Laird is the Director for Deconstruction and Transfer at EDF, where he is responsible for establishing the strategy and approach to AGR fleet decommissioning.

He was a Board member of the U.K. Nuclear Institute and the European Nuclear Society. 


 88. Henri Ormus – Change Manager, Contract & Supply Chain Management at Fennovoima 

Mr Ormus is the Change Manager for Contract and Supply Management at Fennovoima, a Finnish nuclear power company. He holds a bachelor and a masters degree in Nuclear Engineering, and he has always worked in this sector. He started his career at Fennovoima in 2015 as a Resident Engineer. He then became a project engineer for engineering development in 2017 and lastly, he has been in his current position since the end of 2019. Mr Ormus is also active in nuclear societies: he is Vice president of the European Nuclear Society and in the past, he collaborated with the Finnish Nuclear Society and the Finnish Nuclear Society Young Generation. 


89. Christian Legrain – Vice president of the European Nuclear Society

Mr Legrain is the Vice President of the European Nuclear Society since 2018.  Before that, he has been employed at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre since 1993, that studies all the energy and non-energy aspects linked to nuclear technology. Over the years, he has covered several positions: Secretary General, Director of the Institute for Corporate, General Services and Administration and member of the Management Committee. He is also the administrator of the Brussels Nuclear Law Association, DoseVue and  vice-president of European Liability Insurance for the Nuclear Industry


90. David De Novellis – Head of Strategy Europe Middle East Africa at Westinghouse Electric company

Mr De Novellis is the Head of Strategy Europe Middle East Africa at Westinghouse Electric company, US-based nuclear power company that offers nuclear products and services to utilities internationally. He joined this company in 2005 as a marketing Engineer.

After that he moved to the area of Strategy, focusing first on the European Market and then on Middle East Africa that Mr De Novellis joined in 2010.


91. Valerie Faudon – Executive Managing Director at the French society of Nuclear Energy

Valerie Faudon is the Executive Managing Director at the French society of Nuclear Energy. She is also a faculty member at the Science Po where she teaches Nuclear Energy Fundamentals.

At the french society of Nuclear Energy she created the  « Nuclear for Climate» initiative, which gathers 150 nuclear associations around the world, with the aim to have nuclear recognized as part of the solution to fight climate change. She joined the society in 2013 and before that she worked for more that 10 years at Orano.


92. Alastair MacDonald – Vice President – Decommissioning & Waste Management at AECL

Mr MacDonald is the Vice President for Decommissioning and Waste Management at the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) since 2018. He has over 30 years of business experience in the nuclear & engineering services sector in the UK and the USA.

Beforehand, he worked for 8 year at Cavendish Nuclear,  the UK’s leading nuclear services company with a growing international presence. Moreover, Mr MacDonald has developed a great deal of expertise for the management of nuclear decommissioning projects. 


93. Jim Burpee – Chair Of The Board Of Directors at AECL

Mr Burpee is the Chair of the Board of Directors at  the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) since 2019. previously served as a director of AECL’s Board of Directors and Chair of the Board’s Human Resources and Governance Committee from June 2017 to July 2019. Mr. Burpee brings almost four decades of experience as a senior strategist and executive in the electricity industry, having worked in a variety of senior management roles for Ontario Hydro and Ontario Power Generation. Mr. Burpee has also served as Chief Executive Officer at Bridge Renewable Energy Technologies Inc., a company which marketed Biomass Gasification Electricity Systems primarily in the developing world.


94. Richiard Sexton – President and CEO of AECL

Mr Sexton has been the President and CEO of the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) since 2016.

He  is responsible for providing strategic guidance, oversight and leadership to AECL and he has 32 years of experience successfully directing organizations engaged in nuclear decommissioning, waste management and operations. He holds a bachelor degree in chemistry and a master degree in Nuclear Engineering. 


95. Hasna Al Blooshi – Director Nuclear Performance Improvement at Nawah Energy Company

Hasna Al Blooshi is the Director of Nuclear Performance Improvement at Nawah Energy Company, the world’s newest nuclear operator located in the UAE. She joined the firm in 2016 and before that she was in the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation first as the Head of Culture of Safety and then as the Nuclear Performance Improvement Manager. 


 96. Margaryta Rayets – President at Women in Nuclear Ukraine

Margaryta Rayets is the President of Women in Nuclear Ukraine. She is also the Head of Division at the Central Enterprise for Radioactive Waste Management of Ukraine. There her main responsibilities consist in organising the implementation of the annual Agency’s priorities and ensuring the interaction and cooperation between the agency and international organisations. She is also a member of joint Ukraine-US Working Group on Non-proliferation and Export Control.


97. Amira Zaouak – President and Founder of Women in Nuclear Tunisia

Amira Zaouak is the President and Founder of Women in Nuclear Tunisia. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Tunisi. After that she started her career in research first at the faculty from which she received the Ph.D. She then became an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the National Center of Science and Nuclear technologies in Tunisia. 


98. Helena Loner Senior Advisor in Treatment of Radioactive Waste at the Hotcell Laboratory at Paul Scherrer Institut PSI

Helena Loner is the Senior Advisor in Treatment of Radioactive Waste at the Hotcell Laboratory at Paul Scherrer Institut PSI.

She joined this laboratory in 2019 and before that she worked for over 22 years at Leibstad Nuclear Power Plant in Switzerland. She is also the President and Member of the Board of Women in Nuclear Switzerland that manages the activities of WiN Switzerland and ensures communication with the public and the WiN chapters abroad.


99. Tom Mitchell – Chair at World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO)

Mr Mitchell is the Chair at the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) since 2019.

He has extensive experience in Leadership in the field of nuclear energy. He was the Director of FirstEnergy for five years and before that he was the President and CEO of the Ontario Power Generation for other six years. 


100. Cédric Lewandowski – Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Nuclear and Thermal at EDF

Mr Lewandowski is the Group Senior Executive Vice-President for Nuclear and Thermal at EDF. Before that he was the Executive Director Strategy, Innovation and Corporate responsibility of the EDF Group.

Additionally, since April 2018, he is Chairman of the Board of Electricité de Strasbourg and since June 2018 President of AFE. He is also since October 2018 Vice-Chair for Europe of the World Energy Council.


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