The Romanian Atomic Forum (ROMATOM) announced that Teodor Chirica, Honorary President of ROMATOM, was appointed President of the European Atomic Forum (FORATOM), following the decision of the General Assembly of FORATOM on 12 December 2017. Previously, Teodor Chirica held the position of Vice-President of FORATOM, starting with 20 June 2016.
Teodor Chirica is expert in the nuclear industry, with an extensive experience in project management, holding over time executive positions with Romanian and foreign companies in charge with the implementation of nuclear projects. Teodor Chirica has been Member of FORATOM Executive Committee since 2006, where he has contributed to the promotion of nuclear technologies at European level, the elaboration of European energy strategies and policies, later getting involved in the consultation process for Romania’s energy strategy 2016-2030 towards 2050, from the perspective of an expert in the nuclear industry. Since October 2017, Teodor Chirica has held the position of nuclear energy expert/advisor to the CEO of SN Nuclearelectrica SA.
“Teodor Chirica’s election as President of the European Atomic Forum is a recognition of Romanian experts in the nuclear industry, of professionalism and dedication that are rewarded to the extent of the contribution made. Romania is on the nuclear map of Europe, both in terms of the strategic nuclear projects absolutely necessary for our country, but also through the Romanian specialists, a result of a long process of training, improvement and daily involvement. I am convinced that Teodor Chirica will represent a strong voice, given the recognition of the status of expert at European level, in the dialogue with the European institutions, a promoter of nuclear energy and investment projects and a link between Central and South-Eastern Europe and Brussels, by correlating the energy policies in order to ensure energy independence and supply security”, Cosmin Ghita, CEO of SN Nuclearelectrica, has stated.
FORATOM is the European nuclear industry organization whose purpose is to support national nuclear programs, to represent the interests of the nuclear industry in dialogue with European legislative institutions, to provide information, exchange experience and benchmarking to align and improve safety aspects in energy supply, nuclear safety, competitiveness, radioactive waste management, environmental protection, research development and informing public opinion. FORATOM represents more than 800 companies in Europe active in the nuclear field and related fields, including ROMATOM member companies.