Governance and Leadership

World Nuclear Association Members appoint the Director General and elect a Board of Management.

World Nuclear Association's Director General is Sama Bilbao y León. The Chair of the Board is Bohdan Zronek.

Our Board of Management fulfils all statutory duties pertaining to the organisation's governance, sets policies and strategic objectives acting on proposals from the Director General.

To ensure balance among the elected members of the Board, each of the three categories of institutional membership - supplier, generator and general - must be represented by at least two members. In addition, the Board has two distinguished honorary members.

To facilitate the Board's representation of the entire institutional membership, each Board member performs liaison with a certain portion of the membership in a way designed to give every member a direct channel to the Board. 

Board members act as Mentors for the various Working Groups. This enables the Board to monitor the activities of the Working Groups and to shape their overall agenda.

The Board convenes as required, normally at least twice a year, and Board members communicate regularly with the  secretariat.

The Board currently has two sub-committees: 

  •  The Governance & Nominations sub-committee deals with Director General and Senior Staff succession planning, and board nominations. It also maintains oversight on governance. The sub-committee reports directly to the Chair and comprises seven Board members serving a two-year term.
  •  The Audit and Finance sub-committee carries out a regular review of the financial health of the World Nuclear Association, monitors actual performance against forecast budget, assesses fee levels and guidelines, and holds in-depth dialogue with the appointed Auditor during the preparation of the annual accounts. This sub-committee reports directly to the Chair and comprises up to three members, serving up to two years from appointment. 

The Board of Management as of 18 January 2024 is shown below. 


Bohdan Zronek
World Nuclear Association Chairman
Member of the Board of the Directors and Chief Nuclear Officer 


H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi
World Nuclear Association Vice Chairman
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
Junjing An Junjing An
General Manager
CGN-Uranium Resources Co.
George Borovas
Hunton Andrews Kurth


Malcolm Critchley Malcolm Critchley
President and CEO
Tim Gitzel Tim Gitzel
President & CEO

Leonam dos Santos Guimarães
Bryan Hanson Bryan Hanson
Executive Vice President and Chief Generation Officer
Mingang Huang Mingang Huang
Chief Economic Officer
Kirill Komarov
Kirill Komarov
First Deputy Director General
Nicolas Maes
Chief Executive Officer
Hitoshi Mizuta Hitoshi Mizuta
Executive Vice President Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer
Kansai Electric Power Company
Takuma Nagase Takuma Nagase 
General Manager, Nuclear Fuel Department
Marubeni Corporation
In-sik Park In-sik Park
Executive Vice President of Overseas Business Division
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co.
Jean Michel Quilichini Jean-Michel Quilichini
Director of the EDF Nuclear Fuel Division


Boris Schucht Boris Schucht
Chief Executive Officer
Johan Svenningsson Johan Svenningsson
Country Chairman
Uniper Sweden
Jay Wileman Jay Wileman
President & CEO
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH)  
Liudmila Zalimskaya, DG, Techsnabexport Liudmila Zalimskaya
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mingguang Zheng Mingguang Zheng
Senior Vice President


 Honorary Board Members

Hans Blix Hans Blix
Director General-Emeritus
International Atomic Energy Agency  
Gerald Grandey Gerald Grandey
Former CEO, Cameco
Chairman-Emeritus, World Nuclear Association


Related information

Director General Sama Bilbao y León