United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Ali Azad

Ali Azad is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Generation mPower LLC, a joint venture company formed by The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) and Bechtel Corporation to design, license and build the next generation of nuclear power plants based on B&W mPower™ small modular reactor technology.

Before joining B&W in 2011, Mr. Azad was Senior Vice President International and Chief Business Development Officer for Aquilex Corporation, and before that he was President of Aquilex, WSI Nuclear Services.

Prior to that position, Mr. Azad was Director of Business Development for Washington Group International's Power Business Unit. In that role, he was responsible for developing long-term strategic alliances with major utilities in the southeast, developing and executing a portfolio of services for financial and private equity investors, and developing corporate Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle technology strategy.

Mr. Azad was founder and CEO of North Rim Energy, a consulting and advisory service firm to Fortune 500 and middle market growth companies.

Mr. Azad was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for First Solar Corporation, a venture capital company in Arizona. Azad also served as Principle Marketing and Origination executive for the venture firm.

As Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for American Electric Power (AEP), he focused on non-regulated merchant energy business. Prior to joining AEP's energy service business, he was Managing Director of International Project Development for AEP Resources based in Singapore.

Starting his career at Duke Energy Nuclear operations as a start-up and operations engineer at Catawba nuclear station, Mr. Azad was responsible for all primary system performance testing and start up activities. He later joined Duke Engineering and Services, where he was responsible for outage maintenance planning and execution activities at PWR stations.

Mr. Azad holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a master of business administration degree from Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

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