Deputy Director General of Department of Safeguards

Tero Varjoranta became head of the Department of Safeguards on 1 October 2013. Prior to this, he was the Director General of the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, STUK, in Finland.

Between 2010 and 2012, Mr Varjoranta served as a Director in the IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy, having previously worked as Division Manager in the International Science and Technology Centre in Moscow.

Mr Varjoranta has served as President of the European Safeguards Research and Development Association (ESARDA), President of the European Nuclear Regulators Group (ENSREG) and as a member of Standing Advisory Group on Safeguards Implementation (SAGSI). He is a physicist by education, with a Master of Science and a Licentiate in Philosophy (PhL) from Helsinki University.