Hideki Kamide was elected Chair of the GIF Policy Group for the period 2019-2021, succeeding Francois Gauché in this role. He was previously Vice Chair of the Policy Group. He is the Deputy Director General of the Sector for Fast Reactor and Advanced Reactor Research and Development at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.
Jong-Hyuk Baek serves as Vice Chair of the GIF Policy Group, supporting the Chair in particular in the area of Research Collaborations. He is the Senior Vice President and CTO (Chief Technology Officer) for Innovative Nuclear Reactor Systems at Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute.
Alice Caponiti serves as Vice Chair of the GIF Policy Group, supporting the Chair in the area of regulatory issues. She is currently Director for Nuclear Energy Technologies in the Office of Nuclear Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to this, she served as a United States representative on the Policy Group since 2017.
Sylvestre Pivet serves as Vice Chair of the GIF Policy Group, supporting the Chair in the area of market issues. He has been a member of the Policy Group representing France since 2015. He is currently the director of the Innovation and Nuclear Support Division. This division manages the R&D programs led by the CEA in the field of civilian nuclear energy, covering fuel cycle, advanced and operating reactors and simulation. He is also deputy director of the Nuclear Energy Division since 2017.
Nobuchika Kawasaki became the GIF Policy Director on 1 January 2019, succeeding François Storrer. He is the Assistant Principle Researcher for Foreign Affairs at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency. He has strong experience in fast reactor technology and is very knowledgeable on GIF activities after having served on the OECD/NEA Technical Secretariat Team between July 2016 - July 2018.
Gilles Rodriguez serves as the GIF Technical Director. He is a Senior Expert Engineer at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission and has been the Deputy Head of the ASTRID Project Team since 2016. He has broad experience in Generation IV Research and Development, which encompasses fast reactors, liquid metal coolants, safety, hydrogen production and advanced power conversion cycles.
Dr. Sama Bilbao y León serves as the Head of the Technical Secretariat for the Generation IV International Forum. She is the Head of the Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics at OECD Nuclear Energy Agency. In her role at the NEA, she leads a team of talented analysts that provide Member Countries with authoritative studies in the intersection of technology, innovation and economics in support of their energy policy decision-making.