World Nuclear Association welcomes new IAEA Director General

30 October 2019

Today Rafael Mariano Grossi of Argentina was appointed new Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Welcoming the decision, Agneta Rising, Director General of World Nuclear Association said:

“We have enjoyed working with Mr Grossi and the Agency for many years, strengthening the dialogue between government organisations and industry to increase understanding and help reach effective solutions.

“We look forward to continuing this fruitful collaboration with the IAEA and Mr Grossi in his new role as Director General. The IAEA plays an important role in promoting the peaceful use of nuclear technologies, which continue to grow in importance as the world fights climate change and energy poverty, and works towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Ambassador Rafael Mariano Grossi of Argentina (Photo: H.Klemm/

Notes to Editors

World Nuclear Association is the international organisation that represents the global nuclear industry. Its mission is to promote a wider understanding of nuclear energy among key international influencers by producing authoritative information, developing common industry positions, and contributing to the energy debate, as well as to pave the way for expanding nuclear business.


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