Pavilion 3, Amphitheatre
NUCLEAR ENERGY AFTER FUKUSHIMA
Following the earthquake in Japan leading to a major nuclear crisis, the international community is redoubling its efforts to assure nuclear energy is developed safely.
1) What is the future for the development of nuclear power worldwide? What is the role of the state in the development of individual countries’ national nuclear power?
2) What steps should governments take to ensure that the safety systems used in modern power plants are adequate?
3) What is the role of the IAEA in strengthening the international legal framework for nuclear and radiation safety?
Hon. Bill Richardson, Former Governor of New Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Energy and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the executive advisory service Global Political Strategies (GPS), APCO Worldwide
Sergei Kirienko, General Director, Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation
Jukka Laaksonen, General Director, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK)
Henri Proglio, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, EDF
Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director, International Energy Agency
Front row participants
Mikhail Abyzov, Chairman of the Board, E4 Group
Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the International Atomic Energy Agency Special Representative for International Nuclear Cooperation
Mark Benson, Chairman, APCO Insight
Alexander Bychkov, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, IAEA
Tapio Kuula, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fortum Corporation
Andrej Timofeev, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Tony Ward, Partner, Global Nuclear Power Leader, Ernst & Young
Hon. Bill Richardson
Former Governor of New Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Energy and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the executive advisory service Global Political Strategies (GPS), APCO Worldwide
Gov. Bill Richardson, chairman of APCO Worldwide’s Global Political Strategies (GPS) group, has extensive experience in public service, academia and the private sector. He completed his second term as governor of New Mexico in 2010, having been elected to the office in 2002. During his time as governor, Gov. Richardson was responsible for making New Mexico the “Clean Energy State” by requiring utilities to meet 20 percent of New Mexico’s electrical demand from renewable sources, including nuclear. Prior to his election as governor, he served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy under President Bill Clinton from 1998–2000. He was the first Energy Secretary to implement a plan to dispose of nuclear waste. Gov. Richardson was also as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, where he handled sensitive Congo transition negotiations and dealt first-hand with the issue of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction in the UN Security Council. For 15 years earlier in his career, he represented northern New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional district. Gov. Richardson has been nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Executive Director, International Energy Agency
Nobuo Tanaka took over as Executive Director of the IEA on September 1, 2007. Mr. Tanaka began his career in 1973 in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in Tokyo. He has extensive national government and international experience within METI, the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. and the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as Director for Science, Technology and Industry. Mr. Tanaka, a Japanese national, has a degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, EDF
Henri Proglio is a graduate from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC). He joined the Companie Generale des Eaux in 1972 and was appointed Chairman and CEO in 1990. He was appointed Vice-President of Vivendi Universal and Chairman and CEO of Vivendi Water in 1999 before becoming Chairman of Veolia Environnement in 2000 and then Chairman and CEO in 2003 till 2009. Henri Proglio is the Chairman of the Board of EDF Energy Holdings and Transalpina di Energia. He is the President of EDF Diversiterre Foundation as well. Member of Supervisory council of Veolia Eau and board member of Veolia Environnement, Veolia Proprete, EDF International, Edison, CNP Assurances, Dassault Aviation, Natixis et Fomento di Construcciones y Contratas. At the same time Henri Proglio is member of the Nuclear Power Committee and of the High Committee for Transparency and Information on Nuclear Safety, and President of Electra Association. Being the member of the Board of directors of EDF since 2004, he was nominated as Chairman and CEO of Electricite de France in November 2009.
General Director, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK)
Jukka Laaksonen (born 1948) is Director General of Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland since 1997. He got his M.Sc. in Engineering from Helsinki Technical University in 1972. After two years of nuclear research in the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), he joined STUK in 1974 the where he has held various posts before appointment as Director General. He has served as a visiting expert at US NRC, in 1981–82 and as senior officer at IAEA, in 1987–89. Mr. Laaksonen has actively participated in international co-operation in the area of nuclear safety and safeguards since 1970s and has held several chairmanships in international organizations, among them OECD/NEA Committee for Nuclear Regulatory Activities (1998–2007) and EC group coordinating EU’s programme of Nuclear Regulatory Assistance to Eastern Europe (2001–2003). He has also conducted several IAEA safety missions, chaired numerous international meetings and task groups. Currently he is Vice Chairman of INSAG (International Safety Group, invited by the IAEA Director General).
General Director, Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation
Sergey Kirienko was born July 26, 1962, in Sukhumi. On finishing school, he entered the shipbuilding department of Gorky Institute of Water Transport Engineers from which he graduated in 1984. 1991-1993, studied at the governmental Academy of National Economy, specialising in Finance and Banking. April 1998, became Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and held this office till August 1998 when Boris Yeltsin dismissed the Government. May 2000, President Vladimir Putin appointed Sergey Kirienko as Plenipotentiary Representative of the President in Volga Federal District. November 2005, Russian Government appointed him as Head of the Federal Atomic Energy Agency. December 2007, following President Putin’s order, he took the position of Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” and is still holding this office. Sergey Kirienko has been awarded the Order of Honour.
Partner, Global Nuclear Power Leader, Ernst & Young
Has over 26 years’ experience in professional services. His focus is thermal power generation and its critical role in delivering affordable, reliable and environmentally sound power as an economic enabler. He draws on 17 years in the sector, covering assignments ranging from policy advisory work for the UK government to advising finance providers to UK power-generating assets and auditing the UK’s electricity trading arrangements. In 2 years with Nuclear Electric, worked first with the nuclear fuel cycle team, then on establishing the UK’s first Nuclear Liabilities Management team and creating Magnox Electric plc. Recent assignments include the UK’s Nuclear regulator, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and UK nuclear operators. Advised Centrica on the acquisition of a stake in EDF’s UK nuclear business; advised on power station acquisitions and selling. Tony is engaged in the financial and commercial review of a major nuclear technology development project for its majority shareholder and the development of stakeholder-influencing papers on the UK energy market, Bio-fuel production regulations and other issues.
Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Andrej Timofeev is a Partner in the Moscow office of the Boston Consulting Group. He is a core member of IG and Energy practice groups. Andrej has 15 years of management consulting experience in conducting and directing client assignments in transportation and equipment manufacturing. His consulting engagements have focused on CEO-level strategy and economics for a wide variety of companies, including railroads, trucking, equipment manufacturers, private equity firms, and others. Andrej holds a degree of Master of Economics (Diplom-Volkswirt), Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany. Also he graduated Executive MBA program, University of Michigan.
Deputy, Nord (France) -Member of the Committee on sustainable development of the French Parliamentary Assembly -Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on Energy of the Committee on Environment of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Born on 9 April 1951 German studies – Degree (Licence) Elected Mayor of Jeumont in 1995 - 2008, in 1998 - 2007 Regional Councillor, in 2007 Deputy of the North Region, in 2008 joined the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Today Deputy – no other mandate. Interested in nuclear energy as AREVA is situated in my town (Jeumont) and proceeds to nuclear tests in Maubeuge, my constituency. Member of these two committees.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, IAEA
After graduating in Chemistry from Moscow State University in 1982 Alexander Bychkov joined the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (RIAR) in Dimitrovgrad. He worked on molten salt chemistry, the chemistry and technology of actinides and nuclear fuel, the closed fuel cycle, hot laboratory techniques, radionuclide technologies and radiation sources. He is a leading specialist on non-aqueous methods of nuclear fuel reprocessing and production. In 2006 he was appointed as Director General of RIAR. As Director of RIAR he headed RIAR projects: the production lines for MOX fuel for the BN-800 reactor and for Mo-99 and the construction of a new multi-purpose fast research reactor. He led RIAR efforts in the Russian-USA Global Partnership on the return and treatment of HEU from research reactors, as well as cooperative efforts with nuclear institutes in Japan, Korea, France and other countries. He worked closely with both the IAEA and the OECD/NEA. He is a co–author of more than 150 scientific works and holds ten patents. In February 2011 he moved to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria, as Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy.
Chairman, APCO Insight
Mark Benson is the Chairman of APCO Insight®, the organization’s global opinion research division, and the Strategic Counsel to APCO Worldwide, a global communications consultancy. Mr. Benson and his associates provide survey research, message development and strategic communication services to corporations, trade associations, governments and public policy campaigns throughout the world. APCO Insight specializes in research-driven communication strategies. Mr. Benson’s strategic counsel has informed public affairs campaigns and corporate communications initiatives in 70 countries. His work includes extensive research on energy issues among the world’s policymaking community. Mr. Benson’s group offers a full range of research and consulting services, including proprietary tools to enable corporate communicators to create more effective messaging strategies. He is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research and ESOMAR, the European research standards association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Healthstore Foundation, an organization that originated micro-franchising to establish sustainable health clinics in African countries.
Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi
Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the International Atomic Energy Agency Special Representative for International Nuclear Cooperation
Al Kaabi has helped since 2006 lead the UAE assessment of the possibility of developing a peaceful nuclear energy program , and has served as a primary interlocutor on matters relating to nuclear energy and nonproliferation between the UAE Government and international organizations and governments, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He is currently the UAE’s permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and was named in 2008 as the government Special Representative for International Nuclear Cooperation. He has been personally involved in all key milestones of the nuclear energy assessment , Drafting and release of the Policy of the United Arab Emirates on the Evaluation and Potential Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy , and Bilateral agreements related to cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy between the UAE and various nuclear supplier nations. Ambassador Al Kaabi was trained as a nuclear engineer, getting his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Purdue University in Indiana (USA). His graduate work focused on nuclear safety.
Chairman of the Board, E4 Group
Since 1993, Mikhail Abyzov held managerial positions in various companies of the fuel and energy complex. In 1998, Mikhail Abyzov was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Novosibirkenergo JSC. The same year Mikhail Abyzov was appointed member of the Governing Board and the Head of Investment Policy and Business-projects Department of RAO “UES of Russia”. Acted as Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of RAO “EUS of Russia” since 1999. In 2004, due to reorganization of RAO “EUS of Russia”, Mikhail Abyzov was appointed member of the Management Board of RAO “EUS of Russia” and Executive Director of Business-unit No.1. June 2003, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Russian Communal Systems. July 2005, General Director of JSC MC Kuzbasrazrezugol. April 2006, Chairman of the Board of Directors of British Coal Company JSC PowerFuel. July 2006, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RU-COM LLC. July 2007, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Е4 Group. Since August 2007, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Mostotrest. Marital status: married. Two sons.