Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security

Deputy Director General of Department of Nuclear Safety and Security


Juan Carlos Lentijo was appointed Deputy Director General and head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security on 1 October 2015. Prior to this, he was Director of the IAEA’s Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology, having joined the Agency in 2012.

Mr Lentijo has more than 33 years of experience in the fields of nuclear technology, nuclear safety and radiation protection. In 1984, he joined the Spanish Regulatory Body, Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear. There, he was General Director for Radiation Protection between 2006 and 2012 and, from 1996 to 2002, Deputy Director General for Emergencies and Physical Protection.

Mr Lentijo holds a Master’s in Industrial Engineering, specializing in Energy and Nuclear Engineering, from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Instituto Empresa in Madrid.


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