Director general Agneta Rising

Agneta Rising became director general of the World Nuclear Association on January 1, 2013, having previously held the position of vice president environment at Vattenfall AB. Previously she was director for Nuclear Business Development at Vattenfall Generation. 

Agneta Rising is co-founder and former president of Women in Nuclear (WIN). During her WIN presidency, the organization quadrupled in size. She has also been president of the European Nuclear Society and president of the Swedish Nuclear Society.

Over the past two decades, Agneta Rising has been appointed by the Swedish government, the EU Commission and the International Atomic Energy Agency to several significant expert and advisory positions relevant to the safety and future development of nuclear power. Among these, she served for four years on the IAEA’s International Nuclear Safety Group. She was awarded the Atoms for Peace Prize in 2013.

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