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.

Lady Barbara Judge, CBE
Chairman Emeritus, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Chairman, The Energy Institute of UCL
Deputy Chairman of the TEPCO Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee

Lady Barbara Judge, a trained commercial lawyer with both British and American citizenship, has an unusually broad and successful international career as a senior executive, chairman and non-executive director in both the private and public sectors.

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She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and Juris Doctor with honors from New York University Law School and was a partner in a major US law firm specializing in corporate and financial transactions.

In 1980 Lady Judge was appointed by the President as the youngest-ever Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission and initiated regulatory reforms to open the US capital markets.

She moved to Hong Kong in 1983 as the first woman main board executive director of a London merchant bank, Samuel Montagu & Co and News International.

She is currently the first woman National Chairman of the UK Institute of Directors. She is also a member of the UAE Advisory Board for the Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy and the International Advisory Group (IAG) for Jordan's Nuclear Energy programme, as well as the Strategic Advisory Council of Statoil ASA.

In addition, she is a UK Business Ambassador and Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE).

In 2002 she was appointed as a director of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and became its Chairman in 2004 and was reappointed in 2007. After completing two terms she was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Tepco Nuclear Reform Committee and Chairman of it Nuclear Safety Task Force.

In 2010 she was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honors for services to the nuclear and financial services industries. In 2015 she was awarded the Times Non-Executive Director of the Year for a Public Sector Organisation for her achievements as Chairman of the UK Pension Protection Fund.
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
Hitachi Ltd, Nuclear Energy Business Unit
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.
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