Jean-Christophe Niel renewed as Director General of IRSN

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Jean-Christophe NIEL

The President of the French Republic had proposed on March 3, 2021, Jean-Christophe Niel to be renewed at the head of the French Institute of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN).

Jean-Christophe Niel mandate at the head of IRSN was renewed for five years by the President of the French Republic by a decree of 21 April published in the Official Journal of 22 April 2021.

In accordance with Article 13 of the French Constitution, the appointment follows favorable opinions of the commissions of management of the territory and sustainable development of the French National Assembly and the Senate, following the parliamentary hearings on April 6 and 7.

On this occasion, Jean-Christophe Niel expressed: "I am grateful for this renewed confidence. I have been fully committed to nuclear safety and radiation protection for nearly 30 years and I would particularly like to express my deep attachment to the men and women of the Institute, who embody the excellence of public expertise in radiological and nuclear risks".

Born in 1961, graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (class of 1980) and Doctor of Physics from Paris VI University, engineer of the Corps of Bridges, Waters and Forest, Jean-Christophe Niel held various positions in the field of control of nuclear safety and radiation protection at IRSN and ASN. From 2007 to 2016, Jean-Christophe Niel, in particular, served as Director General of the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), before being the Director General of IRSN in April 2016.