Strategic Communications will bring together the best expert speakers to discuss, debate and present the latest issues and updates in Europe's nuclear power scene.

masaaki   Noriaki Ozawa
Director-General, Energy and Environmental Policy
Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI), Government of Japan

Mr. Noriaki Ozawa has served as Director-General for Energy and Environmental Policy, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan since June 2016.

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As Director-General of the Agency, he oversees wide range of energy policy and strategy, including public relations in nuclear power. Prior roles in METI from 2009 to 2016 included Director, Office for Regional Relations for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities, Electricity and Gas Industry Department; Director for Energy Policy, Minister's Secretariat; Director, Global Environmental Technology Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau. He also served as Executive Assistant to the Minister of the State at the Cabinet Office in 2011 to 2012. He received a Bachelor and a Master for nuclear engineering from the University of Kyoto.
masaaki   Naomi Hirose
Executive Vice Chairman

Career Summary
Apr., 1976 Joined Tokyo Electric Power Company
Jul., 1992 Manager, Corporate Planning Department

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Jul., 1994 Sales & Planning Manager, Marketing & Customer Relations Department
Jul., 1997 GM, Funabashi Service Center
Jul., 2000 Marketing Group Manager, Marketing & Customer Relations Department
Jul., 2001 Deputy GM, Marketing & Customer Relations Dept
Jul., 2002 Deputy GM, Tokyo Branch Office
Jun., 2003 GM, Marketing & Customer Relations Department
Jun., 2006 Executive Officer, GM, Marketing & Customer Relations Department
Jun., 2007 Executive Officer, Deputy General Manager, Marketing & Sales Division
Jun., 2008 Executive Officer, GM, Kanagawa Branch Office
Jun., 2010 Managing Director
Mar., 2011 Managing Director
  Deputy General Manager, Fukushima Nuclear Influence Response Division
Jun., 2012 President and CEO
Jun., 2017 Executive Vice Chairman (Fukushima Affairs)
March, 1976 B.A., Hitotsubashi University, Faculty of Sociology
May, 1983 M.B.A., Yale University, School of Management
masaaki   Tadashi Kume
President and Representative Director
Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.

Academic Background:
March, 1986 Department of Mechanical Engineering for Production,
Tokyo Institute of Technology

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Employment History:
April, 2017 President and Representative Director, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.
April, 2016 General Manager, European EPC Project Division,
Nuclear Energy Business Unit, Hitachi, Ltd.
April, 2014 Executive Vice President, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.
April, 2012 Department Manager, Nuclear Equipment Design Department,
Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.
April, 2007 Group Leader, Nuclear Equipment Design Department,
Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.
April, 2006 Group Leader, Nuclear Equipment Design Department,
Nuclear Systems Division, Hitachi, Ltd.
April, 1999 Senior Engineer, Nuclear Equipment Design Department,
Nuclear Systems Division, Hitachi, Ltd.
April. 1986 Joined Hitachi, Ltd.
keisuke Dr Salah Ud-Din Khan
Assistant Professor
Sustainable Energy Technologies Center, College of Engineering
King Saud University

Dr. Khan is working in the capacity of Assistant Professor (Nuclear Energy group, SET Center), King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.

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He gains higher achievements in the field of nuclear reactor safety while conducting handsome amount work on NK/TH coupling and in reactor core design. His work contained in designing and simulation of reactor technology is well proven and published in highly reputed journals. He modified nuclear codes to be employed in nuclear reactor analysis. His area of research is broadening to radiological protection, nuclear forensics, development of nondestructive facility, probabilistic safety assessment, radiation shielding materials, computational techniques for synthesizes and development of materials. He owned projects on small modular nuclear reactors, material development and on desalination systems. He is in the editorial board of American Association for Science and Technology (AASCT), USA and acts as guest editor in some journals as well. His tenure of experience ranges from Lecturer, Senior Researcher, Assistant Professor, and Visiting Scientist/Professor in reputed institutes and in universities. He has published around 100 international research articles with accumulative impact factor of 110. He authored three books on nuclear technology and some book chapters as well. He delivered number of talks on international scientific platform and has been honored of being as guest/invited speaker.
masaaki   Nobuo Tanaka
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Nobuo Tanaka is Chairman of The Sasakawa Peace Foundation. He had been a former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) from 2007 to August 2011.

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He began his career in 1973 in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and has served in a number of high-ranking positions, including Director-General of the Multilateral Trade System Department. He was Minister for Industry, Trade and Energy at the Embassy of Japan, Washington DC. He has also served twice as Director for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) of the Paris-based international organization, OECD.
masaaki   Dr Jitendra Kumar
Intll Nuclear Liability Expert & Consultant, IAEA /
Head of Nuclear Law Division and Legal Adviser to Government of India
Nuclear Controls and Planning Wing

Dr. J. KUMAR is a Consultant and recognized expert in nuclear law and has, over the years, worked closely with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD-NEA), and the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Organisation (ITER).

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He is Member of the International Nuclear Liability Expert Group (INLEX) and the Consultants Group for the ongoing project on Handbook of Nuclear Law. He has been Indian Delegate at the Nuclear Law Committee of the OECD-NEA and represented India at International Institutions and Inter-Governmental negotiations. As Head of the Nuclear Law Division and Legal Adviser to the Government of India, Dr. Kumar shaped Indian National Nuclear Law Framework.

Over past four decades, Dr. Kumar has earned extensive experience in policy, governance, industry (insurance, banking and finance, education, healthcare and energy sectors) and institutional arbitration at the Bar, and with Corporates, Insurance and Financial Institutions, Indian Atomic Energy Establishment including the Atomic Energy Commission and the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Grant in Aid Educational, Medical and Research Institutions) and international organisations.

Dr. Kumar is associated with several academic as well as professional bodies including the International School of Nuclear Law (Montpelier, France), Nuclear Law Institute (Vienna, Austria), International Nuclear Law Association (Brussels, Belgium) and Air and Space Law Academy (Gandhinagar, India). He is also panel arbitrator for International Arbitration Institutions.

Dr. Kumar was awarded the degree of Master of Laws by the University of Delhi and conferred the degree of Master of Philosophy and Doctorate in International Legal Studies by the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for his thesis "Normative Regulation of Outer Space Activities – India’s Interests and Role".
masaaki   Ross Matzkin-Bridger
Energy Attache and DOE Director
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
, Tokyo

Ross Matzkin-Bridger is the Energy Attaché at the United States Embassy Japan, and Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Japan Office.

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Ross is responsible for advancing U.S. energy, science and nonproliferation policy interests in Japan, representing the Department of Energy and supporting the Chief of Mission and the Embassy. This includes promoting efforts to improve and develop nuclear energy, renewable energy, and fossil energy in ways that are compatible with economic, security, and climate change goals.

Prior to his current post, Ross managed nuclear energy and nonproliferation projects at Department of Energy Headquarters in Washington, DC. He was in charge of the minimization of worldwide inventories of highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium as part of the Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative. This work included projects in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Japan and Vietnam.

Before joining DOE, Ross was a research associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he helped establish the Korea Chair and focused his research on nuclear issues on the Korean Peninsula. Ross also served as a translator, interpreter and international coordinator for the City of Koka, located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

Ross holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from George Washington University.
masaaki   Kristina Gillin
Principal Consultant
Lloyd's Register

Kristina Gillin is a Principal Consultant at Lloyd's Register, with a focus on nuclear decommissioning and waste management.

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Ms Gillin's experience in the nuclear industry started at the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co (SKB), where she worked throughout the 1990s, both within engineering (spent fuel encapsulation in copper canisters) and communications (site selection of Sweden's deep geological repository). After a decade working in communications and sustainable development in non-nuclear industries, she returned as a Senior Consultant at Kinectrics in Toronto, Canada, working on a broad range of projects related to nuclear decommissioning, waste management, safety and licensing for both Canadian and international clients.

She has a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and a transdisciplinary Master in Natural Resource Management, Governance and Globalization from the Stockholm Resilience Centre. She is the Chair of the Canadian Standards Association’s technical committee for radioactive waste management (N292) and member of its subcommittee for long-term management of radioactive waste and irradiated fuel (N292.6).
masaaki   Geoff Haley
Founder and Global Executive Chairman
International Project Finance Association (IPFA)

Geoff is the founder and chairman of IPFA. Originally a construction lawyer, he has specialised in project finance and Public Private Partnerships since 1985.

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He has specialist experience in large and complex projects in transportation, energy, water treatment, healthcare and education. He lectures extensively on project finance and designs and delivers a range of training courses for governments, public sector bodies and private companies.
masaaki   Lauri Muranen
Executive Director
Finnuclear Association

Lauri Muranen holds MSc from Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London.

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Mr. Muranen has extensive experience over energy issues ranging from international energy trends to power generation technologies. He has worked as a research assistant at the Finnish Institute for International Affairs. He also worked as an advisor for Finnish Energy on power generation issues (nuclear energy focus) for over five years. Mr Muranen has worked as the executive director of World Energy Council Finland where he specialised in global energy questions. He is currently working as the Executive Director of Finnuclear Association and he has been in this position since November 2017.
masaaki   Yutaka Sagayama
Assistant to President
Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Mr. Sagayama currently serves assistant to the president of JAEA. He is one of the primary members for drawing up the R&D plan of Fast Reactor fuel cycle technology in JAEA.

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He held major important posts in the area of JAEA such as director General of advanced nuclear system research & development directorate, assistant to the president for international affair after 1999.

He also has made efforts for international cooperation and served important posts of international framework. Since 2004, he has served senior adviser to MEXT, and was appointed chair-person of Generation-IV International Forum from 2009 to 2012.
masaaki   Stephan Hempel
Project Manager Power Plants, Key Applications
Halfen GmbH

HALFEN is one of the most successful concrete anchorage and facade fixing system suppliers in the world.

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Stephan Hempel is the responsible manager for key applications ENERGY in the HALFEN Group and has worked for the company for more than 13 years.

Stephan is responsible for business development in the area of Nuclear Power Plants. His roles at HALFEN includes standardization and policy work as well as developing customized solutions for anchorage technologies for safety relevant areas in NPP’s.

Before joining HALFEN, Stephan gained a lot of experience working for various companies in the construction industry and worked as a structural designer and manager, predominantly in turnkey construction field.
  C C Tang
Senior Director-Nuclear
CLP Holdings Ltd

CLP is one of the two electricity utilities in Hong Kong and imports nuclear power from the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station. The rise of public concern over nuclear safety in recent years has made public communication an essential task.
  Yukari Niwa Yamashita
Board Member, Director
The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)

As a Board Member for the Institute and the Director in Charge of the Energy Data and Modelling Center, she is responsible for quantitative and qualitative analyses on energy and climate change policy issues.

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Her modeling team prepares the annual IEEJ Energy Outlook, continues to develop a Practical Approach to Climate Change and performed analyses that contributed greatly to Japan’s debate on a national energy mix.

She has been serving as a member of various government councils and committees in the fields of energy and science & technologies. She has been leading miscellaneous international and regional programs in the area of energy cooperation through IEA, APEC, ERIA and IPEEC. She is currently a member of the Zayed Future Energy Prize Selection Committee (United Arab Emirates), a Council member of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) and a Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Ambassador of Japan, an initiative under Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM).
masaaki   Akio Toba
Executive Director
JAIF International Cooperation Center (JICC)

1979 BS, Nuclear Engineering, University of Tokyo
1981 MS, Nuclear Engineering, University of Tokyo

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1981 Join Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCo)
2004 2004 General manager, Safety and Quality Management
Department, Fukushima Daiichi NPS of TEPCo
2006 Deputy site manager, Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPS of TEPCo
2011 Director, JAIF International Cooperation Center
2015 Executive Director, JAIF International Cooperation Center
  Naoaki Okuzumi
Senior Manager
R & D Strategy Planning Dept
International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID)

June 1956 Born in Tokyo
Mar.1979 Graduated from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Tokyo

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Apr.1979 Join Toshiba Corporation
1979-1989 System Engineering Department of Nuclear Energy Division
System Designer for BWR Nuclear System
1989-2001 Planning Department of Nuclear Energy Division
New BWR Power Plant Planning for Japan, China, Vietnam etc,. July2000
Technology Planning Division
July2000 Technology Planning Division
July2002 Senior Quality Expert of Nuclear Energy Division
Apr.2004 General Manager of Technology Management Division, Infrastructure and Power Systems Company
Apr.2007 General Manager of Innovation Promotion Division
Apr.2010 General Manager of Corporate Government & External Relations Division
Oct.2013 General Manager of Corporate Communications Division
Apr.2016 Senior Fellow Government & External Relations
June2016           Retire Toshiba Corporation
July2016 Join International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID)
Senior Manager R&D Strategy Planning Department
masaaki   Prof. Vladimir Vysotskii
Head of Theoretical Radiophysics Dept
Kiev National Shevchenko university, Ukraine

Education and training: 1969, M.S. in Quantum Radiophysics (National Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine); 1975, Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics; 1992, Doctor Habilitus degree in Theoretical Physics and Solid State Physics (degree of Doctor of Sciences).

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Professional experience: 1976-1979, senior scientific researcher of Radiophysical Faculty of National Shevchenko University; 1979-1993, associate professor of the same faculty;1993-2006, full professor of the same faculty. Since 2006 - Head of Theoretical Radiophysics Department at Radiophysical Faculty of Kiev National Shevchenko University.

Areas of scientific activity: the problems of X-ray lasers and gamma-ray lasers; new methods of coherent nuclear physics and nuclear optics; the problem of spontaneous gamma-decay and beta-decay controlling; problems of matter stability and nuclear physics at extreme conditions (the models, conditions and mechanisms of creation of self-controlled collapse of electron-nuclear plasma in a laboratory and in Universe; origin of cosmic rays; problem of neutron and proton-electron stars creation etc); nuclear physics at low and extreme low energy (including nuclear reactions in biological systems); modern problems of radiobiology and radioecology, the problem of low doses; problems of structure and memory of water, investigation and modelling of nonlinear phenomena in DNA; problems of hormesis, radiation synergism and antagonism at combined irradiation of living systems and the problem of low dose; investigation of isotopes anomalies in living systems and study of possible nuclear reactions in biological and microbiological systems; radiation ecology and the problem of utilization (deactivation) of radioactive waste.

Total number of scientific publications: about 300 articles and 8 books (creative works):
  • Vysotskii V.I., Kuzmin R.N. Gamma-Ray lasers, Moscow, Moscow State Univ Publishing House, Russia, 1989.
  • Vysotskii V.I.,Kornilova A.A. Nuclear Fusion and transmutation of isotopes in biological systems, Moscow, MIR Publishing House, Russia, 2003.
  • Vysotskii V.I., Smirnov I.V., Kornilova A.A.Introduction to the Biophysics of Activated Water, Universal Publishiers, USA, 2005.
  • Vysotskii V.I., Adamenko S.V. Stability of electron-nucleus form of matter and methods of controlled electron-nuclear collapse. 2 chapters in the Book: Controlled Nucleosynthesis. Breakthroughs in Experiment and Theory, (Editors S.V.Adamenko, F.Selleri, A.van der Merwe), Series: Fundamental theories in Physics, v.156, Springer, 2007; pp. 415-541.
  • Vysotskii V.I. Quantum Mechanics and its Application in Applied Physics, Textbook for universities, Kiev, Ukraine, 2009.
  • Vysotskii V.I., Kornilova A.A.  Nuclear transmutation of stable and radioactive isotopes in biological systems, Pentagon Press, India, 2009.
  • Vysotskii V.I., Kornilova A.A., Smirnov I.V. Applied biophysics of activated water (the physical properties, biological effects and medical applications of MRET activated water), World Scientific Publishing, 2009.
  • Vysotskii V.I. et al. Atomic and nuclear physics in tests and questions,  Textbook for universities, Kiev, Ukraine, 2011.
  Shinichi (Wilt) Masumoto
Senior Vice President
Infrastructure Practice
Marsh Broker Japan, Inc

Current Responsibilities: Wilt S. Masumoto is the Senior Vice President, Practice Leader of Japan Infrastructure Practice in Marsh Broker Japan. He has responsibility for Sales, Consulting and Placement including reinsurance for both Japan local and overseas infrastructure business especially for Japanese companies.

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Experience: Wilt started his carrier in the insurance industry in 1987. He joined The Nippon Fire & Marine Insurance Company as a claim adjuster for overseas claims including Product Liability, D&O, CAR, EAR and Travel Accident. He was transferred to The Nippon Fire & Marine Los Angeles Office in 1990 to set up claim adjusting operation in US. In 1995, he was transferred to Duesseldorf Germany as the Assistant of Office Manager.

He joined J&H Marsh & McLenann in 1998 as an Assistant Vice President to run Osaka Office. He was transferred to Marsh Broker Japan, Inc. Tokyo Office in 2000 and had responsibility for the new business area “Power & Utility” in Japan. In 2003, he became a member of Marsh Asia Infrastructure Practice and also Practice Leader in Japan. In 2004, Japan Infrastructure Practice was established and he became Senior Vice President, Practice Leader.

Through his experience, he has deep knowledge of all kinds of Power Plant including Nuclear Power, Mining, Tunnel and Bridge, Product Liability and Professional Indemnity, and Project Finance.
Education: Bachelor of Material Science - Faculty of Material, Tohoku University-1987
Professional Designations: Japanese Broker Licence GAB Advance Casualty Course
Language Ability: Japanese, English and German
masaaki   Azlina Mohammad Jais
Head of Nuclear Power Regulatory Coordination
Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation
Prime Minister’s Department

Azlina Mohammad Jais is currently the Head of Nuclear Power Regulatory Coordination of Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation, Prime Minister’s Department.

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Her undergraduate and Master Degrees in Nuclear Science were granted in 1991 and 2002 from the University Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Her previous achievements include being appointed as Director of Nuclear Installation of the Atomic Energy Licensing Board under the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation in Malaysia from 2006-2011.

She is currently an active member of the IAEA Director’s General Advisory Group on nuclear safety (INSAG) since 2014. Her current contribution in the IAEA includes being the National Coordinator for Integrated Regulatory Review Service Mission with IAEA, the National Coordinator for IAEA Safety Assessment Advisory Programme, the National Coordinator for IAEA International Nuclear Liability Expert Mission as well as the National Coordinator of IAEA Legislative assistance Programme to Malaysia.

Her other accomplishments in Malaysian nuclear sector includes being the Chairman of Legal and Regulatory Project Review Committee of the MNPC for the preparation of Legal and Regulatory Framework for nuclear power development (2011 - present) , and chairman of the national Committee on Project Review for Site Evaluation of nuclear power plant.
masaaki   James Harris
Chief Executive Officer
Turner Harris

James is Chief Executive Officer for Turner Harris - a global management consulting practice advising across the energy, environmental and defence sectors.

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Through his career, James has advised nuclear operators, developers, supply chain organisations and Government clients on engagements covering corporate strategy, transformational change, finance, global growth and digital value strategies.

With specific expertise in nuclear power and East Asian markets, James is a contributor to the World Economic Forum’s Energy Harnessing Taskforce and member of the World Nuclear Association’s working groups on economics, supply chains and nuclear new-build. He has recently advised the UK government on the future for Small Modular Reactor development in the UK, and Sellafield on their approaches to digital transformation.

Prior to Turner Harris, James was a corporate strategy consultant for Amec Foster Wheeler, and country manager for Amec in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to this, he held senior management roles with Tier 2 organisations in the Civil Aerospace and Automotive sectors.

He holds an MBA from Heriot Watt University, and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
masaaki   Tom O’Sullivan

Tom O’Sullivan has over 20 years experience working in the Asia Pacific region in Japan and Hong Kong most recently as a consultant to the energy and defense sectors.

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He has held senior roles at Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He is a Civil Engineer and Chartered Accountant with a main focus on North East Asia especially Japan through his own company Mathyos Global Advisory advising global companies on strategy and international issues including cross-border investments.

He was actively involved in the deregulation of Japan’s electricity sector in the aftermath of the Tohoku Earthquake in Japan in 2011. He continues to liaise closely with Japanese government agencies including METI, MOFA, Japan’s Cabinet Office, foreign embassies, and various Japanese universities on international policy developments in North East Asia.

O’Sullivan is a frequent public commentator on various policy developments in Japan and throughout North East Asia. He has appeared on NHK and Channel News Asia, and at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Japan where he was an honorary member. He is a frequent contributor to Japanese newspapers on energy, nuclear power, finance, and regional and national security issues.
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