The SFEN’s international groups pertinently illustrate the excellent level of expertise that characterises the nuclear sector and its recognition throughout the world. Building on its international network, the SFEN is one of the most predominant promoters of nuclear culture.
Three SFEN groups work to develop and promote the international prestige of the Association. They highlight the French nuclear sector’s research activities and technological achievements in those parts of the world where it is essential to develop nuclear energy.
The Asia-Pacific group (APA)
Several Asian countries are currently experiencing intense economic growth. Energy is not only essential to develop territories but also to stimulate economic growth. As these countries develop, they discover higher standards of living which push them to consume more energy than before. Electricity requirements expand at the same time. In order to meet these new requirements, ambitious nuclear energy development programmes have been put in place.
Aware of the issues at stake, the SFEN created the APA group, which helps to promote the French nuclear industry’s research findings and achievements throughout Asia.
The group builds trustworthy relationships with the SFEN’s counterpart organisations in countries that already have nuclear programmes: China, South Korea, India, Japan...
The SFEN-APA also strives to develop relationships with Asian countries that are planning to develop nuclear energy: Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam… APA answers their questions with regard to training, and scientific and technological cooperation.
Deputy to the General Representative in China - EDF
Didier CORDERO has started EDF career in the nuclear engineering division, then he has spent 10 years in China where he was the EDF China CEO. He is graduated from the French Ecole Polytechnique, with a major in electricity and nuclear energy, and from the ESCP Europe business school. Didier CORDERO is also a Foreign Trade adviser for the French Ministry of Commerce and a Director at the board of the France-China committee initiated by the France's largest entrepreneurial organization, MEDEF.
Secretary : Bernard VIGREUX
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Join the SFEN-APA
All SFEN members wishing to promote the research findings and achievements of the French nuclear industry in Asia are welcome to join the group, without any additional membership fee.
The France-America group (SFANS)
The SFANS is the French section of the American Nuclear Society - ANS. It gathers professionals from companies operating in the nuclear sector.
The SFANS aims to strengthen the connexions between the American and French nuclear communities: national industries, government organisations, universities and laboratories. It helps to promote the French nuclear industry’s research findings and achievements throughout the United States.
In order to encourage knowledge sharing, the SFANS organises thematic conferences featuring American international specialists, information meetings, technical visits to French nuclear installations and student exchange programmes.
The SFANS enables France to be represented in ANS operational bodies.
Luc VAN DEN DURPEL
Luc VAN DEN DURPEL began his career with the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre. He led R&D studies concerning the nuclear fuel cycle for the OECD before joining the Argonne National Laboratory (United States). He then created his own consulting business. He was appointed Scientific Director for Research and Innovation for AREVA and Vice-president Strategic Analysis and Technology Prospectives.
Vice-President : Régis NHILI
Treasurer : Michel DEBES
Secretary: Rosine COUCHOUD
Assistant Secretary : Azza MEGARBANE
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Join the SFANS
SFANS membership is open to all SFEN members wishing to promote the research findings and achievements of the French nuclear industry in the United States, without any additional membership fee.
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The SFEN-Austria Group
The SFEN-Austria group is dedicated to improving knowledge of nuclear energy at a regional level.
The group is located outside the national territory and is justified by the presence of a large number of French expatriates and French speakers with nuclear and related backgrounds residing in Austria or in its border areas.
SFEN-Austria shares its knowledge of nuclear energy with the international organisations based in Austria: the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CBTBO) and the missions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs seconded to these organisations.
Data evaluator – Safeguards Service- IAEA
Sébastien Richet represented COGEMA Commercial Directorate in Russia. He worked for ANDRA before joining the Safeguards Data Evaluation Service at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA/SG), whose mission is to verify the non-proliferation treaty signed by more than 170 member countries. He has also been appointed Safeguards Inspector, responsible for verifying the respect of the Treaty.
Vice-president : Stéphane BAUDE
Secretary: Jean-Philippe MORIZOT
Treasurer: Vincent NKONG-NJOCK
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Join the SFEN-Austria Group
All SFEN members wishing to promote the French nuclear industry’s research findings and achievements among international organisations are welcome to join the group, without any additional membership fee.