Mr. Herman M.G. Nackaerts was appointed as the Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Safeguards at the International Atomic Energy Agency, in September 2010.
Previously, Mr. Nackaerts had served as Director of Division of Operations B in the Department of Safeguards from January 2006.
From 1983 to 2006, before joining the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mr. Nackaerts held positions at the European Commission, in the Section for Euratom Safeguards as: Section Head of Strategy and External Relations; Section Head of Safeguards Inspections; Head of the Division of Logistics and Information Technology and Head of the Division of Safeguards Inspections.
Prior to 1983, Mr. Nackaerts held positions as a process and design engineer within the Belgian chemical and nuclear industry respectively and as a project engineer at the Nuclear Research Centre in Mol, Belgium.
Mr. Nackaerts holds a degree in electrotechnical and mechanical engineering from the University of Leuven in Belgium. He has written numerous safeguards publications and speaks English, French, German and Dutch fluently.