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About the Deputy Director General

Name: Juan Carlos Lentijo
Born: 15 May 1959

Education and training:

  • Industrial Engineer. Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain). 6 year High University Degree, with speciality in Energy and Nuclear Engineering (1982)
  • Nuclear Power (PWR and BWR): TECNATOM (1984, 1986, 1998)
  • Nuclear Power: MIT (USA) (1994)
  • Radiation Protection: CIEMAT (Madrid) (1984, 1992)
  • Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies: SCK-MOL (Belgium) (1996)
  • In-Company MBA. Instituto Empresa, Madrid, Spain (2004)

Working experience:

More than 33 years of experience in the fields of nuclear technology, nuclear safety and radiation protection.

Current position:

Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, IAEA, since October 2015.

Previous positions:

He served at the "Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (CSN)", the Spanish Regulatory Body, where he joined in 1984. Main positions as follows:

  • Project Manager for Cofrentes NPP (1984-1986)
  • Resident Inspector at Cofrentes NPP site (1986-1996)
  • Deputy Director General for Emergencies and Physical Protection (1996-2002)
  • Deputy Director General for Public and Environmental Radiation Protection (2002-2003). This position included public and environment radiation protection, waste management and decommissioning
  • General Director for Radiation Protection (2006-2012). The scope of this Directorate included: Nuclear fuel cycle facilities; radioactive waste management; decommissioning; emergency management; physical protection; workers, public and environment radiation protection; and nuclear applications (medicine, industry, research)

Between 1982 and 1984, he served as a Design and Licensing Engineer at "Empresarios Agrupados", an Architect Engineer Company for Nuclear Power Projects.

From June 2012 to September 2015 Director of the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology, IAEA.





| Last update: Friday, 02 October, 2015.