The Federal Council elects Paul Bossart as new member of ENSI Board

At its meeting on 4 March 2022, the Federal Council followed the proposal of the ENSI Board and elected Paul Bossart as a new member of the ENSI Board. Paul Bossart will take office on 1 April 2022.

Paul Bossart is a geologist and a proven expert in the field of hydrogeology and geological engineering. With his election to the strategic and internal supervisory body of the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI), the Federal Council and ENSI Board are ensuring that the expertise of the ENSI Board in the field of deep geological disposal is strengthened.

Paul Bossart completed his studies in earth sciences at the ETH Zurich. He received his doctorate in structural geology in 1987. Paul Bossart received his Executive MBA in General Management from the University of St. Gallen in 2004. From 1986 to 2005, Paul Bossart worked in the private sector in various geological and geological engineering consultancy companies. He was involved in research work in numerous underground rock laboratories, for example in the Grimsel underground rock laboratory, in the underground hard rock laboratory of the Swedish waste management company, SKB in Äspo, and in the Kamaishi underground rock laboratory in northern Japan. In 1995 he became project manager of the newly founded Mont Terri underground rock laboratory near Saint-Ursanne in the canton of Jura. From 2006 until his retirement in 2020, Paul Bossart headed the Mont Terri underground rock laboratory operated by swisstopo.

With the election of Paul Bossart to the ENSI Board with effect from 1 April 2022, the body will again consist of seven members.

ENSI is the Swiss authority responsible for the safety and security of Swiss nuclear installations. The ENSI Board is the strategic and internal regulatory body of the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate. Pursuant to Art. 6 of the Federal Act of 22 June 2007 on the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSIG), the Federal Council elects the members of the ENSI Board for a term of four years.