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About the Deputy Director General

Denis Flory was born in 1953 and graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in 1975 and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées in 1978 in nuclear engineering. He started his career in 1978 with the Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA), where he was employed as a thermal hydraulics engineer for fast neutron reactors. In 1984, he was appointed to the French Embassy in the USSR for three years, as Scientific Attaché. After spending four years as an engineer in Great Britain at the Joint European Torus, he returned to France to take up the position of Technical Advisor to the High Commissioner for Atomic Energy for three years.

Insert image hereFrom 1994 to 2004, Denis Flory was appointed Deputy, and subsequently Head, of the Department for the Security of Radioactive Materials at the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN). He was then in charge of transport safety of radioactive material, the application of international nuclear inspections and the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in France. He was also in charge of the protection and inspection of nuclear material, the protection of nuclear facilities and physical protection of the transport of radioactive material.

In 2005, he joined the French Embassy in Russia as Nuclear Advisor, before returning to the IRSN, where he was appointed Director of International Relations in September 2009. While holding this position, he contributed to the development of ETSON, the European Technical Safety Organizations Network, and the setting up of ENSTTI, the European Nuclear Safety Training and Tutoring Institute.

Memberships and affiliations

Mr Flory was a member of the Standing Advisory Group on Safeguards Implementation (SAGSI) from 1999 to 2003; Chairman of the meeting of national experts for the revision of "The Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities" (Infcirc/225/Rev.4) in 1998; Chairman of the Open-ended Group of Legal and Technical Experts to prepare a draft amendment of the CPPNM from 2001 to 2003; Chairman of the European Safeguards Research and Development Association(ESARDA) in 1998; founding member of European Nuclear Security Regulators Association (ENSRA) in 2004; and member of the International Advisory Group (IAG) for the Chernobyl Shelter Fund from 2009 to 2010.

Denis Flory took up office as Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security at the IAEA in August 2010.


Nuclear Safety Standards Committees NUSSC - WASSC
30 June 2015 | Introductory Remarks ,Vienna

Board of Governors
2 March 2015 | Introductory Remarks ,Vienna

Safety Assessment Advisory Programme Mission to Jordan
6 November 2014 | Opening Remarks , Amman, Jordan

Challenges of Safety and Security in Nuclear Power Development
21 October 2014 | Keynote , Warsaw, Poland

International Conference on Cyberspace, Energy & Development: Protecting Critical Energy Infrastructure
10 October 2014 | Keynote , ITU Headquarters, Geneva

Integration of Safety Culture into Regulatory Practices and the Regulatory Decision Making Process
6 October 2014 | Welcome Remarks , Vienna

Board of Governors
15 September 2014 | Introductory Remarks ,Vienna

International Conference on Advances in Nuclear Forensics
10 July 2014 | Closing Remarks , Vienna

The Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network (GNSSN)
10 July 2014 | Statement , Vienna

IRRS Mission to Jordan
25 June 2014 | Closing Remarks , Amman, Jordan

International Meeting on Application of the Code of Conduct on the Safety of Research Reactors
20 June 2014 | Closing Remarks , Vienna

Standing Advisory Group on Technical Assistance Cooperation (SAGTAC)
27 May 2014 | Opening Remarks, Vienna

Technical Meeting on Strengthening Radiation Safety Infrastructure in Member States
20 May 2014 | Opening Remarks, Vienna

International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes: Building and Sustaining Capacity
12 May 2014 | Opening Remarks, Vienna

International Expert Conference on Nuclear Technology
6 May 2014 | Keynote Speech, Frankfurt, Germany

March Board of Governers
3 March 2014 | Introductory remarks, Vienna

Nuclear Nonproliferation and Security:Where to go and How?
20 February 2014 | Nuclear Security Status and Challenges, Daejeon, ROK

International Experts' Meeting on Radiation Protection after the Fukushima Daiichi Accident: Promoting Confidence and Understanding
17 February 2014 | Opening remarks, Vienna

First International Seminar on IPPAS
4th December 2013 | IAEA overview on Nuclear Security, Paris, France

November Board of Governers
28th November 2013 | Opening remarks, Vienna

Asia-Europe Meeting(ASEM)Seminar on Nuclear Safety
4th November 2013 | Opening speech, Vilnius, Lithuania
- Keynote speech

International Conference on Topical Issues in Nuclear Installation Safety
21 October 2013 | Opening speech, Vienna

OSART Mission to Czech Republic
9 October 2013 | Prague

September Board of Governers
9 September 2013 | Introductory remarks, Vienna

Plataforma Ibero Americana Nuclear de Operadores en el área de Seguridad (PIANOS)
10 July 2013 | Introductory statement, Vienna

First meeting of the Coordination Group for Uranium Legacy Sites
26 June 2013 | Opening remarks, Vienna

June Board of governers
3 June 2013 | Introductory remarks, Vienna

Second Meeting of the Sixth Standing Advisory Group on Technical Assistance & Cooperation (SAGTAC)
21 May 2013 | Introductory remarks, Vienna

Building Confidence - Thinking Together with the World about Improving Nuclear Safety
23 April 2013 | 46th JAIF Annual Conference, Tokyo, Japan
- Presentation

Nuclear Safety and Security in Brief
27th March 2013 | IAEA Nuclear Energy Management School, Texas, USA
- Presentation

Nuclear Safety Review 2013
4th March 2013 | BoG Introductory Remarks, Vienna

Nuclear Safety Technical Briefing
22nd February 2013 | BoG Technical Briefing presentation, Vienna

IAEA Orientation for Diplomats 2013
6th February 2013 | Briefing presentation, Vienna

International Experts' Meeting on Decommissioning and Remediation After a Nuclear Accident
1st February 2013 | Closing Remarks, Vienna

ASME: Forging a new Nuclear Safety Construct Workshop
3rd December 2012 | Opening Plenary, Washington DC

Implementation of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety
29th November 2012 | Introductory remarks, BOG, Vienna

International Requirements and Guidance on Effective Independence and Competences of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies
26th June 2012 | Presentation, Vietnam

International Economic Forum Panel on Nuclear Power: One year after Fukushima
21st June 2012 | Response and lessons learned, St. Petersburg

IEM on Enhancing Transparency and Communications Effectiveness in the event of a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency
18th June 2012 | Keynote address, Vienna

Asia-Europe Meeting Seminar on Nuclear Safety
14th June 2012 | Keynote address, Singapore

Fourth Review Meeting of the Joint Convention
14th May 2012 | Opening statement, Vienna

Communicating Fukushima, the IAEA experience
9 May 2012 | Presentation, Madrid, Spain

Lessons from Fukushima
27th April 2012 | Presentation, ENELA Conference Cycle, Munich

March Board of Governors NS Briefing
5th March 2012 | Introductory statement, Vienna
28th February 2012 | Presentation, Vienna

One year after the nuclear accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant - what the IAEA has learned
1st March 2012 | Questions and answers

7th International Steering Committee Meeting
13th February 2012 | Opening comments, Vienna

Managing the development of a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power Plants
24th January 2012 | Opening speech, Vienna

IRRS Mission to the United Arab Emirates
14th December 2011 | Exit Meeting, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi Accident
8th December 2011 | International Forum, Tokyo, Japan

Strengthening Nuclear Safety Worldwide - the IAEA Nuclear Safety Action Plan
October 2011 | Prague

Measures to protect against nuclear and radiological terrorism: Nuclear Security Report 2011
13th September 2011 | Agenda Item 3 – Board of Governors Meeting, Vienna

Measures to strengthen International Cooperation in Nuclear, Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety
12th September 2011 | Agenda Item 2 – Board of Governors Meeting, Vienna

Towards a sustainable and responsible use of Nuclear Energy
23rd July 2011 | Seoul National University, Seoul

Safety and Research after Fukushima
4th July 2011 | presented to the Houses of Parliament - London

Towards a sustainable and responsible use of Nuclear Energy
4th July 2011 | 8th International Convention on Environment and Development, Havana

Nuclear Safety in Europe address
Nuclear Safety after Fukushima - the start of a Process
28-29th June 2011 | First Regulatory Conference “Nuclear Safety in Europe”, Brussels

Issues related to the Fukushima Daiichi accident
6th June 2011 | Introductory remarks, Agenda Item 6 – Board of Governors Meeting, Vienna

Organizational Meeting in preparation of the 4th Review Meeting of Joint Convention
10th May 2011 | Opening speech, Vienna

International Seminar on Nuclear Safety and Security Challenges of the 21st Century
21-23rd april 2011 | NCP Islamabad, Pakistan
Opening - Keynote - Closing

Convention on Nuclear Safety - 5th Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties
4-14th April 2011 | Opening Statement, Vienna

Fukushima Daiichi Accident and Initial Safety Measures WorldwideIssues related to the Fukushima Daiichi accident
4th April 2011 | Opening remarks, CNS side event, Vienna

Nuclear Safety Review 2010
7th March 2011 | Introductory remarks, Agenda Item 2 – Board of Governors Meeting, Vienna

Member State Board of Governors Nuclear Safety Briefing
3rd March 2011 | Vienna

IRRS follow up Mission to the Spanish Nuclear Safety Council
1st February 2011 | Madrid, Spain

International Symposium on Seismic Safety of Nuclear Installations
24th November 2010 | Opening address, Niigata, Japan

Opening Ceremony of NIIT Nuclear Seismic and Structural Research Core Centre
24th November 2010 |Opening address, Niigata, Japan

Facilitating Adherence to the 2005 Amendment to the CPPNM
18th November 2010 | Opening address - Presentation, Vienna

EUROSAFE: Towards Convergence of Technical Nuclear Safety Practices in Europe
8-9th November 2010 | Cologne, Germany

IRRS Mission to USNRC Exit Meeting
29th October 2010 | Opening address, Washington DC, USA

International Conference on Challenges Faced by Technical and Scientific Support Organizations (TSO) in Enhancing Nuclear Safety and Security
26th October 2010 | Opening address, Tokyo, Japan

TSO Conference reception address
25th October 2010 | Hotel Nikko, Tokyo, Japan

Safety and Security: Working together for a responsible nuclear development
12th October 2010 |WINS Workshop on the effective integration of Nuclear Safety and Security, Vienna

The 16th International Symposium on the Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive ImoMaterials
4th October 2010 | Opening address, IMO, London


Towards a Sustainable and Responsible Use of Nuclear Energy, presented at the 8th International Convention on Environment and Development - Havana, 4th July 2011

Nuclear Safety after Fukushima: the start of a Process, presented at the First Regulatory Conference Nuclear Safety in Europe - Brussels, 28-29 June 2011

| Last update: Tuesday, June 30, 2015.