Tentative Program

Tentative program also available as an Excel-file in Downloadable Content.

Tentative Program

Keynote Speakers

The following keynote speakers (or companies to give presentation) are confirmed:

  • Fennovoima Oy, Toni Hemminki
  • Fortum Corporation, Tiina Tuomela
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (TEM), Riku Huttunen
  • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Luminita Grancea
  • Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO), Jarmo Tanhua
  • TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom, Alexander Ugryumov
  • Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC), Paolo Venneri
  • Westinghouse Electric Company, Aziz Dag
  • Electricite de France (EDF), Antoine Billerey

 Bios of keynote speakers to be updated.

Toni Hemminki, President & CEO, Fennovoima

Mr. Toni Hemminki has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Fennovoima Oy since October 2014.

Prior to joining Fennovoima, Mr. Hemminki held various positions at SSAB (former Rautaruukki Oyj) during 2001 – 2014. During those years he expanded his experience from expert and research and product development positions to leading positions as VP, Energy and Environment; SVP, Technology, Energy and Environment; Chief Strategy Officer, and Deputy CTO and Head of Energy, Environment, Health and Safety.

In addition to wide management experience at SSAB, Mr. Hemminki has held a few positions of trust as chairman of the board of directors at Raahen Voima Oy and ElFi Oy and as member of the board of directors at Manga LNG Oy, FIMECC Oy, Fennovoima Oy  and Voimaosakeyhtiö SF.

Mr. Hemminki holds a Master of Science, Tech. (Energy and Environment) degree from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. In addition, he has taken numerous leadership, economics and environmental business management courses.

Toni Hemminki

Tiina Tuomela, Executive Vice President, Fortum Corporation

Tiina Tuomela is responsible for Fortum’s Generation Division and she is a member of Fortum’s Management Team. She leads hydro, nuclear, thermal and wind power production, portfolio management and trading as well as nuclear services globally.

Tiina has more than 25 years of experience in power generation business and she has had several executive and managerial positions in Fortum. She is a member of the board of YIT Oyj, Teollisuuden Voima Oyj and Kemijoki Oy. 

Tiina holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Lappeenranta University of Technology and MBA from Aalto University School of Business.


Tiina Tuomela

Luminita Grancea, Nuclear Energy Analyst, Division of the Nuclear Technology Development and Economics of the OECD - Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)

Luminita GRANCEA is Nuclear Energy Analyst in the Division of the Nuclear Technology Development and Economics of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA). She is primarily involved in the activities related to the nuclear fuel cycle, with particular emphasis on uranium mining, and on socio-economic and environmental factors affecting the development of nuclear power.

Prior to joining OECD NEA, she worked for AREVA (now ORANO) where her primary responsibilities included strategic market analysis of the nuclear fuel cycle. She has been involved with various aspects of the mining industry including uranium market drivers, research and innovation and sustainable development topics. Previously she also worked with the French Bureau of Research and Mining (BRGM) and was Lecturer in Geosciences at Le Mans University, France.

Mrs. Grancea is a professional engineer and holds a PhD in Geosciences from the University of Nancy, France.

Luminita Grancea

Jarmo Tanhua, President & CEO, Teollisuuden Voima Oyj

Jarmo Tanhua has acquired 28 years of experience in the nuclear power industry at Teollisuuden Voima Oyj. He has worked as a planning and project engineer in the electrical engineering and been involved in modernization of the power plants first as a project team member then also as a project manager. When being in charge of the Electrical and Automation Maintenance he gathered most of his practical experience of the nuclear power production and safety culture issues attached.

The work in the Power Plant Engineering Department gave him an excellent view of the plant life extension and modernisation programs as well as the overall management of the company. During the last 10 years, he has been the CEO and President of Teollisuuden Voima Oyj. Most of the tasks are related to the construction and completion of the new nuclear power plant, OL3. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Posiva, where he has been involved in the development, approval phase and construction of the first final disposal facility of the used nuclear fuel in the world.

Jarmo Tanhua

Alexander Ugryumov, Vice President, TVEL JSC

Alexander V. Ugryumov was born in 1975 in Ivanovo. He graduated from Moscow Power Engineering Institute in 1998. He has engineering degree in Thermal Power Engineering. Alexander V. Ugryumov worked for OKB GIDROPRESS in 1998-2001 as an engineer. He was engaged in development and justification of fuel assemblies design for VVER-440/VVER-1000. After 2003 he worked in TVEL JSC as a leading expert, senior expert, deputy executive director. Since 2017 he is Vice President in R&D. He is in charge of development and justification of nuclear fuel for commercial nuclear reactors and research reactors.

Aleksandr Ugryumov

Paolo Venneri, Director of Advanced Projects, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC)

Paolo Venneri is the Director of Advanced Projects at the Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC). He received his PhD in Nuclear and Quantum Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 2017 on the implementation of Low Enriched Uranium for space nuclear applications. Since graduation, he has been actively developing advanced nuclear systems focusing on in-space nuclear propulsion and surface fission power systems for the martian and lunar surface.

Aziz Dag

Aziz Dag, Vice President and Managing Director, Northern Europe, Westinghouse Electric Company

Aziz Dag is the Vice President and Managing Director of Westinghouse Electric Company, Northern Europe. Aziz also serves as the chief executive officer of Westinghouse Electric Sweden.

Aziz is responsible for businesses across the company’s Northern Europe region, encompassing locations in Sweden, Finland, Baltic, Poland and Ukraine. He also has management and legal responsibility for all four of Westinghouse’s Sweden sites: Sweden headquarters, Nuclear Fuel Factory and Fuel Laboratory/Service Center in Västerås, and WesDyne Sweden AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB, Täby, Stockholm County.

Aziz has held management positions of increasing responsibility within Westinghouse and ABB, whose nuclear businesses were integrated into Westinghouse in 2000. Most recently, Aziz was vice president, Key Accounts, Westinghouse Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. He holds a master’s degree in engineering physics from Uppsala University and an executive master’s degree in business administration from Stockholm School of Economics. 

Aziz Dag

Antoine Billerey, Lessons Learned Project Manager for EDF Nuclear New Build, Electricite de France

Antoine Billerey has been working in EDF’s Nuclear Engineering divisions for 20 years, both on nuclear site in operation and in engineering center. The first part of his career was dedicated to the existing EDF nuclear fleet, then, in 2016 he joined the Taishan EPR project in China as Deputy of the TNPJVC Engineering Project Director, until end of 2018 just after Taishan 1 commercial operation. Since January 2019, he is Lessons Learned Project Manager for EDF Nuclear New Build.

Antoine Billerey started as a Engineer in charge of new fuel assembly licensing design studies for years 1999 – 2005. After that, years 2005 – 2008, he worked in Paluel NPP as a Mechanical Modifications Team manager for the 2nd ten yearly outages. Years 2008 – 2010 he worked as a Radioprotection Team manager in charge of radioprotection studies for EDF NPP modifications and years 2010 –2012 as a Detection systems Group Manager in charge of EDP NNP design changes for Fire Detection systems, Plant Radiation and Hydrogen Monitoring systems. Years 2012 – 2013 he worked as a Project Leader for lean method experimentation and lean office creation. For years 2013 –2016 he changed his position to Cattenom NPP and act as a Head of Modifications and Civil Works Maintenance Department. Latest years, 2016 – 2018 Antoine Billerey has been working as a deputy of TNPJVC Engineering Project Director in EPR Taishan in China. Since January 2019 he has been working as a EDF Lessons Learned Project Manager for EDF Nuclear New Build.

Antoine Billerey


SYP2019 - Main Sponsors

Fennovoima Fortum 
TVO  Westinghouse


SYP2019 - Supporters

  Nordic Nuclear Insurers