Commissioner, Atomic Energy Commission of Japan and Professor,
University of Tokyo
Before assuming his current positions as Commissioner at the Atomic Energy Commission of Japan and Professor at the University of Tokyo, Akira Omoto was until 2009 director of the Division of Nuclear Power at the IAEA. Prior to serving at the IAEA, Mr Omoto was until 2003 a General Manager of the Department of Nuclear Engineering of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).
By education, he is a nuclear engineer. He graduated from the Department of Nuclear Engineering of the University of Tokyo and received his doctoral degree from the same university.