Pietro Barabaschi has become the next Director-General of the ITER Organization as a result of the unanimous choice of the Council from among finalist candidates. In the transition period Dr. Eisuke Tada served as Interim Director-General. The new ITER Organization Director-General is expected to take office in October.
The career of Mr Barabaschi has been related to fusion research and started at JET. Among positions he has held so far were, among others, Deputy to the Project Leader and Head of the Design Integration Division in Garching/Munich (Germany), Head of Broader Approach Programme and Delivery for Fusion for Energy (F4E), Acting Director of Fusion for Energy in Barcelona, Spain.
Director-General Barabaschi made it clear that he was conscious of the responsibility taken on and felt privileged for having been selected through an intensive competitive selection process.
"The first 15 years of my career have been dedicated to ITER and I now hope to be able to take on what my predecessors have done towards our common objective. I will make it a priority to improve the integration of ITER Organization and Domestic Agencies, both essential elements of the ITER Project, now and even more in the forthcoming phases of commissioning of ITER.", stated Mr Barabaschi.
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