Jain to lead WANO Tokyo Centre

21 June 2012

SK Jain has been elected as chairman of the governing board of the Tokyo centre of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO).

SK Jain - WANO-TC chairman
SK Jain takes his seat as chairman of the WANO Tokyo Centre governing board (Image: NPCIL)

Jain was unanimously approved for the post in a vote at a meeting in Tokyo on 20 June. He retired as chairman and managing director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) on 31 May, having held that position since January 2004. Jain is the first Indian to hold the position.

WANO is a non-profit member association that brings together every company in the world that operates nuclear power facilities and has the sole mission of helping its members to achieve the highest levels of operational safety and reliability. It is based in London with regional centres in Moscow, Atlanta, Tokyo and Paris. A governing board sets policies which are implemented across the regional centres. Day-to-day work in these centres is overseen by WANO executives and the programs are managed by permanent and seconded employees drawn from members around the world.

As a regional governing board chairman, Jain will also represent the WANO Tokyo Centre in the main WANO governing board.

Members of WANO's Tokyo Centre include nuclear power plant operators in Japan, China, India, Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan.

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