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IAEA General Conference Elects Marta Žiaková of Slovakia as President

The 62nd IAEA General Conference elected Marta Žiaková of Slovakia as its President.

Ms Žiaková served as Slovakia’s Governor to the IAEA during 2004–2006 and 2013-2015, and was the Chair of the IAEA Board of Governors from 2014 to 2015.

She is currently an observer in the International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group, member of the IAEA Committee on Safety Standards and a member of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities Bureau.

Since 2015, she has been the Chair of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Steering Committee for Nuclear Energy and held the post of Vice-Chair of the NEA Steering Committee Bureau from 2012 to 2015. She has actively participated in many international events conducted under the auspices of the IAEA, NEA and within the European Union/Euratom framework.

Ms Žiaková has been the Chairperson of Slovakia’s Nuclear Regulatory Authority since 2002 and is a member of her country’s Nuclear Society and of the Slovak Society for Science and Technique.

She has an extensive professional background in the nuclear field and held various positions at the VUJE Nuclear Power Plant Research Institute, where she served as Head of the International Training Activities Section, Head of the Theoretical Training Department and was the Project Manager for several safety projects.

Ms Žiaková holds a doctorate in Technical Cybernetics from the Bratislava Electrotechnical Faculty of the Slovak Technical University; and an Engineering degree in Technical Cybernetics – Automation Control.


Last update: 17 Sep 2018

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