Head of the 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 started his career in the fields of nuclear technologies and nuclear and radiation safety in 1982. He joined the Spanish Nuclear Regulatory Body, Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear, in 1984, where he served as General Director for Radiation Protection between 2003 and 2012, and before that as Deputy Director General for Emergencies and Physical Protection and Deputy Director General for Public and Environment Radiation Protection.

In 1982, Mr Lentijo was awarded the title of Industrial Engineer, specializing in Energy Techniques, following studies at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain. In 2017, he was named "Industrial Engineer of the Year" by the Official College of Industrial Engineers of Madrid. Also in 2017, the Spanish Nuclear Society awarded him with the "Carlos Sanchez del Río" prize in recognition of his contribution to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

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