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Ingemar Engkvist appointed Chief Executive Officer of WANO

09 July 2019

The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) has appointed Ingemar Engkvist, the current Director of the WANO Paris Centre, as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment was made at the organisation’s Governing Board meeting in Prague on 20 June 2019. Ingemar will formally replace current WANO CEO, Peter Prozesky, on 1 January 2020. Mr Prozesky began his tenure in January 2016.

Ingemar Engkvist stated:

“I am delighted to be appointed as WANO’s new CEO, and am looking forward to working closely with the Regional Centres, WANO London Office staff and the Governing Board to ensure WANO is well placed to support the industry as effectively as possible in the coming years.

“Peter Prozesky has done a considerable amount of work during his tenure in restructuring the organisation to better address the needs of its members. I take up this position at an important moment in WANO’s history, as we seek new ways to help our members improve their safety and reliability performance and maintain knowledge sharing and exchange of best practises across the global industry.”

Tom Mitchell, Chairman of WANO, said:

“I am confident that with his vast experience both within WANO and the wider nuclear industry, Ingemar is an excellent appointment to lead the organisation in continuing to deliver the highest possible level of service to its members. He joins during a significant and exciting phase, as WANO establishes a new office in Shanghai, and will also continue the crucial work of Peter Prozesky to deliver current projects and programmes in line with WANO’s long-term plan, Compass. I would also like to take this opportunity to wish Peter all the very best for his retirement and thank him for his dedicated service to WANO and to the wider nuclear industry throughout his career.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors

 

About Ingemar Engkvist 
Since May 2016, Ingemar has been WANO Paris Centre Director, responsible for the day to day running of the Centre and accountable to the Paris Centre Regional Governing Board and WANO CEO for its performance. In his role as Paris Centre Director, Ingemar is part of the Executive Leadership Team of WANO, comprising the Directors of Atlanta, Moscow and Tokyo Centres, as well as the WANO CEO.

Prior to joining WANO, Ingemar was Managing Director for E.ON Nuclear Sweden (E.ON Kärnkraft Sverige AB, EKS) 2010-2015. He was the Managing Director of OKG AB from 2011-2012 and the Senior Vice President of E.ON Kärnkraft Sverige AB from 2007-2010. He has been on the board of all nuclear companies in Sweden and chairman of OKG AB.

Ingemar has held a number of site-level positions in the Swedish nuclear industry, including Site Vice President of Oskarshamn NPP, Plant Manager, Technical Director and Chief of Staff of Ringhals NPP and Manager, Core & Fuel at Barsebäck NPP.

He holds a PhD in Nuclear Chemistry from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

Ingemar is married and has five children.

About WANO
The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) is a not-for-profit international organisation that helps its members maximise the safety and reliability of nuclear power plants worldwide. WANO was established in 1989 by the world’s nuclear power operators to exchange safety knowledge and operating experience amongst organisations operating commercial nuclear power reactors. WANO’s members operate some 460 nuclear units in over 30 countries and areas worldwide. WANO works with its membership to assess, benchmark and improve performance through mutual support, exchange of information and emulation of best practices.

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