FInal Program

Final program is available in Downloadable Content or here.

General Program

General program

Welcoming Reception

Welcoming Reception on Tuesday 29 Oct 2019 from 18:00 to 19:30 at Helsinki City Hall Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13 (bring invitation card on paper or electronic format)

Conference Dinner

Conference dinner on Wednesday 30 Oct 2019 from 19:00 onwards at restaurant Sipuli (address: Kanavaranta 7, 00160 Helsinki)



Keynote Speakers

The following keynote speakers are confirmed:

  • Fennovoima Oy, Timo Okkonen
  • 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
  • A.A. Bochvar Institute (VNIINM), Andrey Malgin
  • Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC), Paolo Venneri
  • Westinghouse Electric Company, Tarik Choho
  • Electricite de France (EDF), Antoine Billerey

Timo Okkonen, Acting CEO and COO, Fennovoima

Timo Okkonen is responsible for leading all Fennovoima operations for designing, building and operating the new Hanhikivi 1 plant. He is also responsible for corporate planning and reporting as well as management system development.

Timo has more than 30 years of experience in industrial and service businesses, both in private and public sectors. Before joining Fennovoima, he held several managerial positions at the former Inspecta Group with a strong, private equity financed growth track.

Timo holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Physics and a Doctor’s degree in Nuclear Safety. After the technical career, his interests have moved to leading people and transforming expert organizations to their full potential.

Timo Okkonen

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

Riku Huttunen, Director General of the Energy Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland

Riku Huttunen is the Director General of the Energy Department at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland. He has previously served as Director General of the Finnish Energy Authority and before that in several positions at the Ministry’s Energy Department. He has also worked as Counsellor for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland’s Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels.

Riku Huttunen (born 1966) holds a Master’s degree (M. Pol. Sc.) in Economics from the University of Helsinki.

Riku Huttunen

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

Andrey Malgin, Chief Specialist, A.A. Bochvar Institute (VNIINM)

In 2005 Mr. Malgin graduated from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow) with a degree in metal physics. After that he got a job at VNIINM institute in zirconium materials development department.

At present time he’s in the position of chief specialist and is engaged in planning and management of experiments, data analysis and metallographic study of zirconium materials. The Science interests are zirconium alloys, microstructure analysis and high temperature steam oxidation (LOCA conditions).

Andrey Malgin

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.

Paolo Venneri

Tarik Choho, President of EMEA Operating Plant Services, Westinghouse Electric Company

Tarik Choho is a president of Westinghouse’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Operating Plant Services Business Unit having accountability for expanding and enhancing Westinghouse customer relationships for the business unit, including the sale and delivery of the products and services.

Tarik has more than 25 years of energy industry experience. Previously, as the chief commercial officer of AREVA Group, Tarik led the company’s marketing and business development globally, as well as their EMEA business. Prior to leading the company’s commercial organization, he held a series of technical and leadership positions within AREVA’s fuel recycling, nuclear material transportation and storage, fuel engineering and sales, mining and enrichment businesses throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Following his tenure at AREVA, Tarik became a managing director and member of the management board of OCP Group, a world leader in phosphate-based fertilizers. While at OCP, Tarik led the company’s commercial, strategy and development of group activities worldwide. Under his leadership, OCP established 17 subsidiaries around the globe, including opening new markets in Africa.

Tarik is a graduate engineer in process engineering from École Polytechnique de Paris and in mechanical engineering from École Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées (ENSTA) and holds a master’s degree in mathematics and automatics from Université Paris Dauphine as well as an executive business management degree from INSEAD.

Tarik Choho

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