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On 1 January 2019, Niklaus Mäder was appointed Technical Secretary of the ENSI Board. Prior to his appointment to the Technical Secretariat of the ENSI Board, he was employed by the Association of Swiss Electricity Companies (SEV), first as Editor-in-Chief of the journal ‘Bulletin SEV/VSE’ and then as Regulation Senior Expert. In the latter role, […]

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Werner Bühlmann was appointed as a member of the ENSI Board on 1 January 2012. After his retirement at the end of May 2011, he worked as an expert consultant for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) between June and December 2012. Between April 1980 and his retirement at the end of May 2012, […]

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Jürg Schmid was appointed Vice-Chairman of the ENSI Board by the Federal Council on 1 January 2012. He was a board member for the previous term from 2008 to 2011. Between 2008 and 2014 he was CEO of Schmid & Ernst Safety-Coaching. In this role he advised a wide range of companies in the aviation […]

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Anne-Kathrin Arnal has been Scientific Secretary to the ENSI Board since 1 January 2017. Before working for the ENSI Board, she was employed in the communications department of The Axpo Group, a Swiss energy company. She was tasked with visitor management and public relations for in-house and external stakeholder groups. Her remit also included editorial responsibility […]

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The independence of the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) is intact and should continue to be strengthened. An external investigation carried out on behalf of the ENSI Board found no indications that ENSI was subject to material influence from Nagra (the National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste). In response to this investigation, […]

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L’indépendance de l’Inspection fédérale de la sécurité nucléaire (IFSN) est intacte et doit encore être renforcée. Une analyse externe réalisée sur mandat du conseil de l’IFSN n’a rendu compte d’aucune indication quant à une influence matérielle de la Nagra. Comme conséquence de l’enquête, l’IFSN a adapté les prescriptions relatives aux processus internes lors de l’élaboration […]

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Hans-Jürgen Pfeiffer was born on 3 May 1943 in Rosenheim in Upper Bavaria. He studied physics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) specialising in nuclear physics from where he also obtained his doctorate with a work on particle physics. He then spent 2 years at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Geneva. […]

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Pierre Steiner (1943). EUR ING and graduate electrical engineer: From 1967 – 1989, he worked in R&D and in the planning, construction and maintenance of national telecommunication networks in Switzerland, Africa, South America and Asia. From 1990–1996, he was Director of Pro Telecom, the Swiss telecom association. From 1997–2004, he was Deputy Secretary General of […]

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Following her degree in electrical engineering at the ETH in Lausanne, Karine Rausis wrote her dissertation in the field of automated control systems. In the year following her graduation, Karine Rausis took on a position as a process control engineer with Multi-Media Masters & Machinery (4M) in Yverdon. She then moved to BG Ingenieure und […]

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