Bernard Doroszczuk appointed ASN Chairman

Published on 14/11/2018 • 10:03 am

Press release

Bernard Doroszczuk

By decree of the President of the Republic, dated 13 November 2018, Bernard Doroszczuk is appointed Chairman of ASN for a period of 6 years. He succeeds Pierre-Franck Chevet, who was appointed ASN Chairman in 2012 and whose mandate came to an end on 12 November 2018.

The professional career of Bernard DOROSZCZUK has been entirely devoted to the oversight of high-risk activities and installations, in both the public and private sectors, where he has held several positions of responsibility directly related to nuclear safety and radiation protection.

Bernard DOROSZCZUK began his career in 1982 in the public sector, in a decentralised Government department and then in the central administration, in the field of pressure equipment and dangerous materials transport safety.

Between 1989 and 1997, he occupied various management positions in Bureau Véritas, helping to develop monitoring and certification activities related to the implementation of European regulations and management system standards in France and abroad.

In 1997, he joined ASN, taking charge of internal coordination of the second periodic safety review of the EDF 900 MWe reactors.

After spending time in the central administration managing the Regional Directorates for Research and Industry (DRIRE), he was appointed head of the DRIRE Centre in 2003 and then of the DRIRE Ile-de-France in 2008.

In these two positions, he also acted as ASN Regional Representative for nuclear safety oversight of the NPPs in the Centre region (Dampierre, Chinon, Saint-Laurent and Belleville-sur-Loire) and for nuclear safety oversight on the CEA centres of Saclay and Fontenay-aux-Roses. In this capacity, he also oversaw the monitoring of radiation protection in the medical and industrial sectors, as well as on sites and soils contaminated by radioactive materials in the Ile-de-France region.

In 2010, he was tasked with setting up the Regional and Inter-departmental Directorate for the Environment and Energy (DRIEE) for the Ile-de-France region. He ran this new Directorate until 2013 while continuing to act as the Seine-Normandy Basin Delegate as well as the ASN regional representative.

In 2013, he joined the French Accreditation Committee (COFRAC) as CEO.

Bernard DOROSZCZUK is an Engineering graduate from the Douai Ecole des mines (1980) and also holds a diploma from the Ecole supérieure de soudage (ESSA – 1982). He holds the status of ingénieur général au corps des mines, the State’s elite engineering corps.

Bernard DOROSZCZUK is a Knight of the National Order of Merit.

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Date of last update : 14/11/2018