Who are we ?
Established in March 2018, Voices of Nuclear is an association of volunteers, employees and supporters of the French nuclear industry, with no economic, institutional, union or political ties.
The association, run by and for employees, aims to regain the pride in being players in an exceptional scientific and industrial sector and to re-establish facts about nuclear energy.
Myrto Tripathi is the chair and founder of the Voices of Nuclear since its creation on March 20, 2018. The inspiration to create this NGO came to her after three years spent gravitating in what is commonly called the “climate negotiations” notably leading to the Paris Agreement, and spurs from the will to best participate in the climate protection effort.
She currently takes an active role in several projects aiming at mobilizing science and business in the preservation of the environment and against climate change. She chairs the Voix du Nucléaire association, advises former minister and international climate negotiator Brice Lalonde, and serves as director of the GIEPE Chimie project, whose objective is to mobilize scientists in order to map world chemical pollution.
She was previously Climate Policy Director within the Global Compact France (representation of the Global Compact UN in Paris) following a 10-year tenure at AREVA, where she notably acted as Offer Director in charge of answering and negotiating the calls for bid of the EPR nuclear reactor to export markets.
Myrto Tripathi is a graduate of the HEC Grande Ecole and holds a degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University. She was selected as an auditor of the 66th national session of the French Institute for National Defense under the Prime Minister’s patronage.
Alumnus from « Ecole Centrale de Paris », and holding a Doctorate in Engineering, Claude Jaouen has been working in the nuclear industry for more than 40 years. Starting with R&D in CEA, then engineering, construction and start-up of the La Hague reprocessing plants for SGN, he moved to operations of the plant as deputy Director of the site till the early 2000s.
After 4 years as head of the Nuclear Fuel Division in Framatome-ANP, he was nominated as CEO of SGN and Head of Services activities in AREVA NC, before joining AREVA NP in 2008 as Executive Vice President of the Reactors sector, at the time when the Taïshan EPRs project in China was just launched. He was eventually nominated in 2011 as Senior Executive Vice President of the Reactors and Services Business Group of AREVA.
He left the company in 2014, to create his own consulting company, running it since. Wishing to share within the civil society his strong convictions, forged by experience, on energy and climate challenges, he cofounded « Voices of Nuclear » back in 2018.
Guillaume follows nuclear issues at the European Union level for the French government. He previously worked for the promotion of research on carbon-free energy and scientific communication. These experiences convinced him of the need to promote (a) rational (V)voice(s) on energy issues.
An employee of the industry for over 30 years, Sonia works today on economic security issues. She previously worked in the Legal, Corporate Communications and General Secretariat departments. The tremendous assets of nuclear energy to meet the needs of individuals and industries led her to invest herself in the Voices since the beginning of this adventure.
International development manager
Jadwiga, a Polish national, joined the nuclear engineering consultancy Oakridge, in France, in 2019, where she works on EPR reactor systems at Hinkley Point C. She holds a European Master in Nuclear Engineering double degree from Politecnica de Catalunya and ENSTA Paris Tech. She completed internships in various fields of nuclear engineering with research organizations in Russia, Spain, the Czech Republic and France (at CEA).
Florent Le Goux
Florent is an Engineer Geologist at Orano Mining. After 10 years of expatriation working on mining exploration projects, he now conducts resources estimations of uranium deposits. He started his career as a geologist considering that to dedicate his professional skills to this commodity was an efficient way to take his share of the fight against climate change. His path and experience in France and abroad have strengthened his conviction that the societal recognition of the assets of nuclear in the face of the energy, social and environmental challenges of this century goes through a better knowledge and understanding of the public, and that all the professionals of the domain can have a role to play in it.
Serving advice to the Executive Board, to support the international development of the Voices:
Raquel is a Sustainable Development engineer from Mexico City, she holds a master’s in development studies from the Institute of Development Studies in the United Kingdom.
She has conducted extensive research about public acceptance and communication in the nuclear industry; focusing on using digital communication tools.
Through her research she seeks to contribute to change the current image of the nuclear energy industry and gain public trust and acceptance.