Mikhail Chudakov

Mikhail Chudakov

Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, IAEA

 width=Mikhail Chudakov joined the IAEA as Deputy Director General and Head of the Department  of Nuclear Energy on 1 February 2015.  

Until his appointment at the Agency, he has been serving as the Director of the Moscow  Centre of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) since February 2007.  

Between 1983 and 1993, he worked in a variety of roles including Reactor Operator, Senior  Reactor Operator, Senior Reactor Engineer, Control Room Supervisor, Plant Stage Shift  Supervisor and Station Shift Supervisor at VVRR-1000 at Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant in  Rosenergatom, Russia. From 1993 to 1995, he served as WANO Moscow Centre adviser and  WANO adviser in London.  

From 1995 to 1999 he held a number of senior positions in Russia’s Rosenergoatom nuclear  utility. In April 1999, he was appointed Deputy Director General of Rosenergoatom and  Director of Bilibino NPP.