Speakers

At the Nuclear New Build Ventures event you will hear from expert speakers including:



Peter Tomaszewski was born in Gdynia, Poland. In 1979 he graduated in electrical engineering with the Doctor-Engineer degree received from The Gdansk Technical University, Gdansk, Poland. His main research and teaching interest were electronic circuits and instrumentation of nuclear plants.

During his stay as the Fulbright Fellow at the University of Maryland, MD, USA (1974-1976) he pursued research on small-signal analysis of large nonlinear circuits. 1981-1984 he was with the Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany as the Alexander von Humboldt Scientists, doing research on active filters and ultra-linear amplifiers, compensation of nonlinearities as well as on mathematical foundations of computer-aided analysis of complex thermo-electrical systems. 1984 through 1989 he was with the RTD Division of the integrated circuit and semiconductor firm Telefunken electronic, Heilbronn, Germany. 1989 – 1996 he became official of the European Commission, Brussels and Luxembourg, as scientific supervisor within the frameworks of ESPRIT, VALUE and INNOVATION European RTD Programmes. In 2004 he switched to the EURATOM Supply Agency and became head of its Contract Sector. He is currently interested in nuclear and renewable energy generation with emphasis on problematic of emerging distribution grids for the emerging energy infrastructures.

Dr. Ing. Peter Tomaszewski
Head of Contract Sector, Euratom Supply Agency, European Commission


Christoph Schröder is working as a senior administrator for the Energy Directorate General of the European Commission in Luxembourg. Nowadays he mainly deals with general aspects of the Commission's nuclear energy policy, and in particular with the European Nuclear Energy Forum as well as information and communication matters.

Prior to joining the Commission in 2004, he headed the minister's office and the public relations department of the ministry of economics affairs in a German federal state.

He studied economics at the University of Saarland in Germany and the University of Michigan in the US.

Christoph Schröder
Senior Administrator, Directorate General for Energy, Directorate D – Nuclear Energy EUROPEAN COMMISSION


Jussi Jyrinsalo, Senior Vice President Responsible for system development
Served in the present position since 2005
Licentiate in Technology, born in 1964

Primary working experience and positions of trust: Worked at Fingrid as Technology Manager, Engineering Manager and Sales Manager, at IVO Voimansiirto Oy as Sales Manager, Project Manager and Design Engineer, at the Lappeenranta University of Technology as Assistant Professor, and at the Tampere University of Technology as deputy Senior Assistant and Researcher.

Chairman of Nordel Planning Committee 2008-2009, Member of ENTSO-E´s System Development Committee 2009-, Finnish representative in Cigre Study Committee B4 (HVDC and power electronics) 2002-2010 and member of its strategy group 2005-2010.

Jussi Jyrinsalo
Senior Vice President, System Development Fingrid Oyj


Petr Závodský


Petr Závodský has graduated at University of Transport and Communication, electro-technical faculty. Petr joined CEZ Group in 1994, started at Nuclear Power Plant Temelín during construction of Units 1&2, among others as Manager of Independent Verification and Validation of the Safety Systems Software. In April 2009 he became Director of Nuclear Power Plant Construction Department.

Petr Závodský
Director Nuclear Power Plants Construction CEZ, a. s


Lady Judge was the Chairman of the UK Atomic Energy Authority from 2002 until 2010 and is now the Chairman Emeritus. From 2002-2004 she was also a member of the board of directors of the Energy Group of the Department of Trade and Industry and was its representative on the Program Board, which was the predecessor to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. She is also currently the Chairman of the Business Advisory Board of the UK National Nuclear Centre of Excellence and a member of the UK Nuclear Development Forum. In addition to this she is a member of the UAE Advisory Board for the Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy.

Lady Judge is also a non-executive director of Statoil ASA (Norway), NV Bekaert SA (Belgium) and Magna International Inc (Canada). Previously she was Deputy Chairman of the UK Financial Reporting Council as well as a Public Member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants, among others.

In 1980 she was appointed by the President as a Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Lady Barbara Judge
Emeritus Chairman United Kingdom Atomic Energy Agency


Miroslaw Lewinski

December 15th 2009 appointed to the Director of the Nuclear Energy Department in the Ministry of Economy. M. Lewinski has been working in the Ministry of Economy (and predecessors of this Ministry) since early 80s. In the period 1999 – 2004 he coordinated the implementation of the conformity assessment system in Poland and cooperated with the following industrial sectors: chemical, pharmaceutical, wood and paper as well as with the light industry (textiles, clothes, etc.). In 2004 – 2009 M. Lewinski has been the head of the Economic and Trade Section (since 2006 Economic Section) of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Stockholm (Sweden). Among others he was one of the founders of the Swedish – Polish Sustainable Energy Platform co-operating with many organizations and institutions active in the field of energy in Poland and Sweden.

The experience obtained during the period directly before entering the European Union as well as the knowledge on the international relations and situation should enable M. Lewinski to realize the not easy task of elaboration and creation of the legal, institutional and social base for the functioning of the nuclear energy in Poland.

Miroslaw Lewinski
Director Ministry of Economy, Nuclear Energy Department, Poland


Robert Vance is currently a Nuclear Energy Analyst with the Nuclear Development Division of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency in Paris, where he works principally on uranium supply and demand issues. Before that, he was the Advisor of Uranium Development in Natural Resources Canada, where he developed federal government positions on aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle, uranium mining policies, and federal – provincial agreements on legacy mine decommissioning. From 1998 to 2006, he was the Canadian representative to the Joint Nuclear Energy Agency-International Atomic Energy Agency Uranium Group, and from 2002 to 2006, he was the Chair of this Group.

Robert Vance
Nuclear Energy Analyst, Nuclear Development Division, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency


Gerald Ouzounian has a background in the field of physics and earth sciences. Following his PhD at University of Paris, he spent 10 years for exploration and operating of geothermal fields. He joined Andra in 1989.

First at the head of the Earth Sciences Modelling team, in 1995 he became the advisor for strategies in research programmes, including relationships with waste producers and public stakeholders. In this position he was in charge of coordinating research strategies in the framework of the 1991 Act, including studies of alternatives to the geological disposal, especially partitioning and transmutation. In 2005, he has been appointed as Director at the Head of the International Division in Andra. One of its major stakes is organizing information and communication with foreign counterparts, stakeholders and international agencies, and promoting strategic, scientific and technical approaches of Andra.

Gérald Ouzounian
Director, Direction internationale The National Radioactive Waste Management Agency (ANDRA), France


Tomasz Jackowski – Coordinator for Nuclear Energy in the Andrzej Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies. 29 year experience in the area of nuclear safety – expert of the International Atomic Energy Agency 1976-91 Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection , Section Head, 1991-94 National Inspectorate for Radiation and Nuclear Safety, Department Head, 1992-2002 Science and Engineering International Sp. z o. o., Director, safety assessments of NPPs in many countries, construction of severe accident simulators, training of IAEA fellows, 2002-2007 Manager of health services. 2007-2010 Chief expert on nuclear energy in the Ministry of Economy.

Tomasz Jackowski
Coordinator Nuclear Power The Andrzej Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies, Poland


Leendert de Voogd is Global Sector Head of TNS’s Political and Social sector, a position he assumed in October 2007. In this role, Leendert is responsible for driving TNS Political and Social business around the world.

From 2002 to 2007, he was Joint Managing Director of TNS opinion, a co-ordination centre for multi-country studies based in Brussels (Belgium). TNS opinion is currently in charge of the Eurobarometer surveys on behalf of the European Commission and the European Parliament.

Leendert is member of ESOMAR. He has been a speaker in several conferences organised by European institutions and has represented TNS in WAPOR (World Association for Public Opinion Research) annual meetings.

He studied Political sciences in Belgium (UCL) and in France (Sciences Po, IEP).

From 1997 to 2002 he worked at IFOP, France’s oldest polling agency, where he served as Research Director, more particularly in charge of the analysis of public opinion in the field of social and political research.

Over the last 13 years, he has been in charge of the coordination of survey research in countries around the world for an important number of international institutions like the European Commission, the European Central Bank, the European Parliament or the World Bank, to name a few. He published articles in different collective books like “L’opinion européenne”.

Leendert de Voogd
Global Head, Political and Social Sector TNS


Since January 2009, Alain Floutier is in charge of the new DS Industry Marketing activity, within the Global Marketing group. He develops the Marketing programs around the Multibrands DS products portfolio, tailored to specific ENERGY Industry or sub Industry sectors.

From 2006 to 2008, Dassault Systèmes promoted Alain Floutier to Director of its Mediterranean Channel, with responsibilities including the development of indirect sales in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Israel. In this role, Mr. Floutier supports DS’ full brand portfolio. Dassault Systèmes hired Mr. Floutier in February 2005 to serve as Business Development Director for EMEA.

Prior to joining DS, Alain Floutier worked in the United States for 7 years as Matradatavision’s Country Manager, and as Product Marketing Manager for CISIGRAPH, where he also worked in pre-sales for 10 years. Just before joining Dassault Systèmes, Mr. Floutier worked for RAND as its EMEA Marketing Director.

Alain Floutier graduated with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing from France’s Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs in 1981.

Alain Floutier
Director, Industry Marketing Dassault Systèmes


Since joining the then Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in 2001 Hergen has led on a number of key governmental projects including Competition policy for the DTI Enterprise Act 2002, the Consumer Credit White Paper 2005, European Energy Policy where he led on behalf of the UK response on the completion of the single market reform. In 2007 he led one of the largest Government consultations on the future of nuclear power and in February 2008 he was appointed Head of Distributed Energy & Heat Policy, ensuring the development of a coherent UK micro generation and distributed Energy policy.

Hergen has recently taken up the role of head of New Nuclear within the Office of Nuclear Development (OND) where he will be responsible to enable operators to build and operate new nuclear power stations in the UK from the earliest possible date and to enable new nuclear to make the fullest contribution it is capable of, with no public subsidy, and with unnecessary obstacles removed. His work will include:-

  • Completing the development of a nuclear National Policy Statement, which will include a list of potentially suitable sites for new nuclear power stations;
  • Leading the work on a regulatory Justification decision for new nuclear power;
  • Developing policy for funding the management and disposal of wastes from new nuclear power stations;
  • Working with the nuclear regulators to ensure successful and meaningful generic design assessment of new reactor technologies.

Hergen Haye
Head of New Nuclear Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK


Dr Toth received his M.Sc. (1978) and PhD (1982) in economics from the Budapest University of Economics and a second doctorate (1994) in economics from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is associate professor at the Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Toth worked as senior scientist and project leader on development, energy, and environment studies at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria and at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Potsdam, Germany.

His current projects at the IAEA are also in the domain of energy-economic-environmental analysis and include: energy economics and energy policy analysis at national to global scales; global prospects for nuclear energy in the 21st century; Indicators for Sustainable Energy Development; development-energy-environment linkages; climate change mitigation, adaptation and policy issues; energy security; national and regional studies on strategies for sustainable energy development; the prospects for energy technologies in the post-Kyoto climate agreement. Dr Toth was Lead Author in Working Group II, Chapter 18 and contributed to several other chapters in the Fourth Assessment Report (2007) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Earlier, he was Coordinating Lead Author and Lead Author of several chapters in the Third Assessment Report (2001) of IPCC and Coordinating Lead Author in three working groups of the Millennium Ecosystems Assessment (2005).

Ferenc L.Toth
Senior Energy Economist, Planning and Economic Studies Section, Department of Nuclear Energy International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)


Jörn-Erik Mantz
Head of Nuclear New Build RWE Technology GmbH