FANR Board of Management has appointed Mr. Christer Viktorsson as the new DG of FANR from June 1, 2015. Mr. Viktorsson, who has dual nationality (Swedish/Finnish) is nuclear physicist and has more than 35 years of experience in nuclear regulation and safety. He has worked nationally and internationally in the fields of nuclear safety, nuclear emergency preparedness, nuclear waste management, radiation protection, security and safeguards.
Furthermore, he has extensive experience in nuclear policies and in the preparation and application of national regulations, international standards and peer reviews. He has given numerous lectures and presentations at a variety of fora as well as taken part in many bilateral and international negotiations in the area of nuclear cooperation. Mr. Viktorsson also has a degree in economics and is experienced in management and administration of state bodies.
He graduated from Abo Academy University in Finland and spent his first 3 years after graduation in nuclear research at the University and radioisotope production for medical purposes.
Following 6 years at the Radiation Protection Authority in Sweden, he became in 1995 the Deputy Director General of the Swedish Nuclear Safety Authority where he spent 10 years regulating the nuclear industry.
He started his international carrier in 1987 when he was recruited to the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency in Paris for 6 years to set up an enhanced international cooperation in occupational radiation protection and emergency preparedness for nuclear accidents. From 2005 to the end of 2008 he worked at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna where he was in charge of policy matters in the Department for Nuclear Safety and Security.
In 2008 he was recruited to FANR to become the Deputy Director General of Operations, which involved the setting up and management of the regulatory part of FANR. He resigned from his position in April 2013 to return to his country to take care of important family and property related matter after 9 continuous years abroad.
Mr. Viktorsson is a true friend of UAE, and since his resignation he and his family have spent their holidays in the UAE meeting friends and golfing. He very much looks forward to returning to the UAE and lead FANR to excellence in nuclear regulation in line with the expectations of the Board and the Federal Government.
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