WANO has elected Jacques Regaldo, formerly Operating Senior Vice-President of the Generation and Engineering Division at EDF Group, as Chairman of the Board. The appointment was made at WANO's Governing Board meeting in Tokyo, Japan on 31 October 2012.
Jacques Regaldo has worked at Electricité de France (EDF) for 32 years, where since 2007 he has acted as Operating Senior Vice-President for the Generation and Engineering Division of EDF Group. Mr Regaldo has held numerous positions within EDF including Senior Vice-President of the Employment Division of EDF Group, Executive Vice-President: Managing Director of the Fossil and Hydroelectric Generation Department of EDF S.A, Head of Human Resources of the Generation and Engineering Division, Site Vice-President of Cruas-Meysse and Golfech Nuclear Power Stations, Engineer in the EDF Nuclear Generation Inspection Team and Shift Technical Advisor (STA) at St Laurent des Eaux Nuclear Power Plant. Mr Regaldo holds an Engineering degree from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
He was a member of the Board of the British Energy Nuclear Group and he is still a member of the board of the Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG) in the US, where he serves as the Chairman of the Safety and Operations Committee.
Jacques Regaldo will replace Laurent Stricker on 1 March 2013.