Chief Executive Officer
South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa)
Professor Rob Adam is Chief Executive Officer of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), South Africa's statutory nuclear technology organization. He has held this position since 2006.
He holds the title of Extraordinary Professor of Physics at both the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa. Prof Adam also serves on the Council of the Academy of Sciences of South Africa, on the board of PBMR (Pty) Ltd and chairs the steering committee for South African bid to host the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope.
Before joining Necsa, Prof Adam was Director-General of the Department of Science and Technology, a position he held for 7 years. In this capacity he was responsible for driving all major national science and technology initiatives of Government.
Prof Adam has held various academic positions in Europe and South Africa, and has published 30 refereed articles on theoretical physics.