Board of directors
Members of the Voices of Nuclear Board of Directors are part of it in their personal capacity; their participation does not commit their home organization. The Board provides advice and a variety of perspectives.
The Board of Directors of the Voices is constituted so as to represent the whole spectrum of our society. The Board members on the one hand come from the nuclear industry, and therefore know its reality and the way of functioning, and also take the responsibility for it. On the other hand, the Board is composed of the wide range of everyday beneficiaries of nuclear energy – representatives of sectors linked to environment, climate, medicine, public health, workers, and many more other fields of application, all social categories, age and sex combined.
While the Board of Directors ensures that the values and commitments of the Voices are respected, it does not have decision-making power. The Executive Board, composed exclusively of volunteers, holds all of decision-making power.
Journalist and Editorial Director
Danièle is editorial director of ELLE
Décoration, ELLE à Table and Art & Décoration, specializing in health and food issues.
After growing up in Central Africa, she studied economics and the history of art and religion in Belgium and France.
Danièle worked in advertising, at Unesco and as a kitchen assistant, before becoming a journalist. Public health is one of her many passions.
Sama BILBAO Y LEON
General Manager, World Nuclear Association
Sama is a nuclear engineer and a tireless advocate for sustainable energy. She has a very diversified professional experience having had the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of nuclear science and technology through her work in the nuclear industry (Dominion Energy, USA), in academia (Virginia Commonwealth University , USA) and in international organizations (IAEA, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Generation IV International Forum).
Researcher, climatologist, editor of the 5th IPCC report
François-Marie Bréon is a researcher at the Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences, one of the IPSL laboratories. His initial specialty is the use of satellites to observe and understand the Earth’s climate. He then turned to other topics, in particular the climate energy balance and the carbon cycle. He contributed to the writing of the chapter “Natural and anthropogenic radiative forcings” of the 5th IPCC report and of its “Summary for decision makers”.
The Pierre-Simon-Laplace Institute (IPSL) is a federation of nine laboratories dealing in a coordinated manner with changes in the climate, the greenhouse effect and the ozone layer. They study air and ocean pollution. From a broader perspective, they analyze the processes that govern the transformation of the environments of the planets of the solar system.
Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Framatome
A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées in Paris, he has pursued his career for 30 years in the chemicals, steel and construction materials sectors (SNPE, ArcelorMittal, APERAM and Holcim ). In 2012, he was appointed CEO of Holcim, ensuring the successful merger with Lafarge. In 2015, Bernard Fontana was appointed Chairman and CEO of AREVA NP, where he led the recovery. He took over the head of the company that became FRAMATOME when it joined EDF, as Chairman of the Management Board and CEO.
Bernard was also the first leader of a French nuclear company to spontaneously embrace the concept and purpose of the Voices and to support its creation.
Co-founder and international director, Energy for Humanity
Kirsty Gogan is the co-founder and CEO of Energy for Humanity, an NGO working to achieve the goal of universal access to clean, cheap energy. She is a recognized expert in climate and energy communications and has extensive experience as a senior advisor to UK government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations.
She created the Low Carbon Alliance between nuclear and renewable energies, representing more than 1000 companies and welcomed by Greenpeace. Leading the government public consultation on the UK’s new construction program she responded to public concerns about nuclear energy and engaged anti-nuclear activists in a process of constructive dialogue with the government which continues nowadays. As Deputy Head of Civilian Nuclear Safety, Kirsty reviewed the UK’s national communications response to Fukushima. She is also a visiting scholar at the University of Manchester and an independent adviser to the UK government.
National Secretary General of the CNTPA-CFDT (dockers and affiliated port workers)
He is a dock worker at just 19 years old. He represented young dockers and became a staff representative at the container terminal in 2001. He trained with Bernard Gouvart, the secretary general of the Chambre Syndicale des Ouvriers Portuels et Intermittents (CSOPMI), a dissident union of the CGT. Thanks to him, the port of Dunkirk has not seen a single day of strike since the port reform of 1992. A unique situation in France.
In November 2004, Franck Gonsse was elected general secretary of the CNTPA Dunkirk then of the national CNTPA. He sits on the Superior Council of the Merchant Navy and on the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for ports at European level.
Since his appointment, Franck has shown real leadership in favor of the development of the port and has developed numerous activities, including training, for dockworkers.
In the CNTPA’s stakeholder guide published during the PPE in 2018, he takes a position in favor of nuclear power by taking the example of the positive impact of the Gravelines power station on the port and on the entire business area and the economy of the Dunkirk conurbation.
Vice-chair and founder of Voices of Nuclear
Co-founder of Voix du Nucléaire. A former student of the Ecole Centrale de Paris and Doctor of Engineering, Claude Jaouen began his career in the nuclear industry in 1980, from the fuel cycle to the treatment of effluents and radioactive waste: technical developments, projects in France and abroad, then participation in the construction and commissioning of the La Hague plant, as local engineering manager, then site technical director and finally deputy director. He then worked at AREVA with international responsibilities in the nuclear fuel sectors, then reactors. Before leaving AREVA in mid-2014, he was in charge of the Reactors and Services division. Since 2014, he has been an independent consultant for the global nuclear industry.
Nuclear safety engineer, Twitter influencer, climate activist
A safety engineer in Cherbourg, Tristan is passionate about aeronautics / astronautics and a recognized popularizer of nuclear power on social networks, notably in support of an active community of amateur scientific mediators on nuclear and energy on Twitter. He has more than 20,000 followers on Twitter, including many personalities including politics and the media. He is the author of over 32k tweets that serve as a benchmark for their scientific rigor, in-depth analysis and humor.
Several of his tweets can be found sorted by topic on the blog doseequivalentbanana.home.blog.
He is also a climate activist within CPLC – Citoyens Pour Le Climat, which maintains a scientific approach based on the conclusions of the IPCC.
Consultant in complex systems engineering
After having worked in France and abroad in the field of Oil & Gas, Pierre-Yves has been a consultant in complex systems engineering for ten years and works in many industrial sectors (military, aeronautics, space, nuclear, automotive, railway, etc.). It was during these professional experiences that his sensitivity to the challenges of climate change developed, which gradually led him to popularize these subjects on social networks. His goal is to make as many people as possible aware of the problems and possible solutions, while combating preconceived ideas and the fake news that abound.
COO & Co-founder of Dott
After completing an MBA at INSEAD, Maxim worked for Decathlon in Asia for seven years, focusing on manufacturing operations and supply chain management. He then held the position of Managing Director Europe at Wayfair, an online homeware store.
Maxim is currently co-founder and head of operations at Dott, specialized in urban electric micro-mobility.
Chair and founder of Voices of Nuclear
An industrial engineer from North Carolina State University and a graduate of the HEC high school, Myrto spent 10 years at AREVA in strategy and sales positions, notably in charge of responding to international calls for tender from the EPR. To the growing politicization of nuclear trade, it responds by integrating the French branch of the UN Global Compact, upstream of the Paris Agreements, to support the mobilization of global companies on the climate. Since January 2018, Myrto has supported three projects: Le Business & Climate Summit, GIEPE Chimie and Voices du Nucléaire.
A Supelec engineer who joined EDF in 1967, first in heavy fuel oil then coal, Jean worked at Saclay, Cadarache and Fessenheim before setting up the Bugey training center. It was also at Bugey that he later became plant manager.
In 1995, Jean was appointed Director of EDF Rhône-Alpes. He is also a member of SFEN and Sauver le Climat, and an intellectual contributor to Les Voix.