Mr. Gupta is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique (1993) and the Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées (1998).
He joined ASN as Director General in September 2016.
He held several positions at ASN during his career.
He started in 1999 as a General Engineer within the Nuclear Power Plants Department.
He then became successively deputy director (2000) and director (2003) of this department.
In 2007, he was appointed Deputy Director General of ASN, in charge of nuclear power plants oversight.
In this capacity, he also chaired WENRA’s Reactor Harmonization Working Group (RHWG) and served as a spokesperson for ASN during the Fukushima accident.
From 2011 to 2016, he was Deputy Director General of the national weather service Météo-France.
Olivier Gupta was appointed Chair of WENRA in November 2019.
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