Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is one of the two policy-making bodies of the IAEA, along with the annual General Conference of IAEA Member States.

The Board examines and makes recommendations to the General Conference on the IAEA's financial statements, programme and budget. It considers applications for membership, approves safeguards agreements and the publication of the IAEA's safety standards. It also appoints the Director General of the IAEA, with the approval of the General Conference. 

The Board generally meets five times per year: in March and June, twice in September (before and after the General Conference) and in November.

Board Members for 2023–2024

The 35 Board Members for 2023-2024 are Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Namibia, Netherlands, Paraguay, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Türkiye, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, and Ukraine.

Officers of the Board

The Chair of the Board for the term of office for 2023-2024 is HE Mr Holger Federico Martinsen, Governor from Argentina. 

He succeeds HE Mr Ivo Sramek, Governor from the Czech Republic.

The Vice-Chairs are HE Ms Emilia Kraleva, Governor from Bulgaria, and HE Mr Peter Potman, Governor from the Netherlands.

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