by Department Of Energy

New CEO for NNR

The National Nuclear Regulator welcomes new appointment

National Nuclear Regulator gains a new CEO
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The National Department of Energy recently announced the new appointment of Dr Bismark Tyobeka as CEO of the National Nuclear Regulator of SA.

“We believe that Dr Tyobeka brings a wealth of nuclear expertise to the NNR and is suitably poised to guide the NNR at a challenging and exciting time”stated Minister of Energy  Dipuo Peters, who was sworn in yesterday as the new Minister of Transport and no longer holds the title of Minister of Energy.

Prior to his appointment Dr Tyobeka served as a Nuclear Engineer and Unit Head of Gas Cooled Reactors at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria.

He has obtained several national and international  qualifications in the nuclear field ranging from MSc-Applied Radiation Science  and Technology, University of North West, Master of Science (Nuclear Engineering), Penn State University, USA, Master of Science in Management (Project Management), Colorado Technical University, USA, Doctor of Philosophy (Nuclear Engineering), Penn State University, USA, Master of Laws  (LLM) in Comparative and International Nuclear Law and Policy, Centre for Energy and Minerals and Petroleum Law and Policy from the University of Dundee in Scotland. 

With a track record for attaining the business goals set before him, Dr Tyobeka’s impressive acumen and experience will benefit the NNR and its stakeholders to the fullest as he adds his leadership skills, inspiration, operational and technical aptitude to the organisation. Apart from the academic and professional qualifications obtained at various domestic and international institutions, Dr Tyobeka has also actively participated at several nuclear conferences and contributed to a variety of nuclear publications and conference proceedings.

Commenting on the appointment, Dr Cohen, Chairperson of the NNR Board said, “We welcome the appointment and believe that Dr Tyobeka’s vast knowledge of the nuclear environment and international affairs, will assist the organisation as it continues to fulfill its mandate and further propel it in becoming a leading world class nuclear regulator.”


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