Our leadership team includes the brightest and best range of experienced industry experts and nuclear professionals who will drive the NUWARD SMR project to success.
Renaud Crassous began his career as a researcher in the field of economics particularly looking at energy scenarios and policies to fight climate change.
He joined EDF Group in 2009 where he held positions in Strategy and later in Operations for the Generation and Hydraulic Engineering Division. In 2017, he took over as Director of the engineering center responsible for the conventional island and balance of plant for nuclear power plants (CNEPE). In 2020, he became SMR project Director then Executive President of NUWARD in 2023.
Renaud is a graduate of the École Polytechnique, an engineer from the Ponts, eaux et forêts in France and holds a doctorate in economics.
Executive President of NUWARD
Pascal began his career as a buyer in the automotive industry, before moving to the nuclear sector when he joined EDF in 1999. He spent more than 10 years in purchasing as a buyer, team manager, and then purchasing manager for all components for the nuclear island of both Flamanville 3 (FA3) and Hinkley Point C (HPC) projects. He then joined the HPC project in 2013 as Project Control Manager before becoming Project Director for the “responsible designer” package in 2016.
In 2019, Pascal has been placed in charge of the Jaïtapur Project Management, in charge of preparing the project to build 6 EPRs in India. In 2023, he joined NUWARD as Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility of managing the project’s four strategic business areas: Design & Licensing, Delivery, Manufacturing & Construction and Information.
Pascal is a graduate of EDHEC Lille (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord) and he holds a Project Director certification IPMA A (International Project Management Association program).
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Sandro Baldi started his career in 2004 as a research fellow for Surrey University in the United Kingdom in the field of fluid dynamics. He joined EDF Energy in 2006 as a nuclear safety engineer working on the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) for the UK EPR design. In 2008, he joined Nuclear New Build (NNB), EDF Energy division in charge of delivering the Hinkley Point C (HPC) and Sizewell C projects where he held various positions in project control and project management before moving to EDF France as Head of Schedule Management for engineering activities for HPC. In 2016 he was appointed as Head of Products and Strategy within the nuclear business development division of EDF. Sandro was appointed as NUWARD Commercial Director in 2021.
Sandro graduated in Nuclear Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering awarded by the University of London.
Commercial Director of NUWARD
Damien Drocourt started his career as Assistant Project Manager in the oil and gas sector and then become Project Manager for electrical and I&C fields for various projects in the gas and water treatment sector. He joined EDF in 2012 as Project Manager for the Electrical installations of the Hinkley Point C (HPC) project. Then spending five years in the United Kingdom as program manager, leading the engineering, procurement and manufacturing for the mechanical, electrical and HVAC contracts of HPC.
Damien joined the NUWARD project in 2022 as Procurement and Supply Chain Chief Officer.
Damien graduated from the Université de Belfort Montbéliard in France.
Procurement and Supply Chain Chief Officer of NUWARD
Roland Frack joined EDF Group in 2009 as a nuclear manufacturing inspector and he contributed to the implementation of measures to strengthen the control of manufacturing for the nuclear projects. From 2017, he became an analyst in the Group's finance department for the regulation of nuclear tariffs, then chief of staff to the EDF Group’s SVP, Finance. Roland Frack joined the NUWARD project as Financial Director in 2021.
Roland is a graduate of the Institut Catholique d'Arts et Métiers and Sciences Po Paris.
Financial Director of NUWARD
After a few years as an engineer and product manager in the medical field, Julie Gougne joined EDF Group in 2009. For her first ten years with EDF, she was Manager of IT Services and led various transformation projects. Julie joined the NUWARD project in 2022 as HR Manager and is now the Human Resources & Workspace Director of NUWARD.
Julie is a graduate of the “Institut National des Sciences Appliquées » (INSA) of Lyon in France and she holds a Diploma in Human Resources.
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Human Resources & Workspace Director of NUWARD
Sébastien Hautier joined EDF Group in 1993 and brings to NUWARD 30 years of experience in nuclear production and engineering.
Sébastien started his career at EDF as a design engineer for the maintenance of large primary components, then in the operation and safety of PWRs. In 2002 he took responsibility for the new fuel management for the N4 level, before heading various services related to maintenance and control systems at Cruas-Meysse then Saint Alban nuclear plants. In 2012, Sébastien joined the EPR2 engineering team to lead the core/fuel studies. Since 2019 Sébastien has been leading the design and licensing activities for the NUWARD project.
Sébastien is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electricité et de Mécanique de Nancy, in France.
Senior Design Architect of NUWARD
Brice Migliorini started his career at Tractebel where he was involved in various international thermal energy projects in the fields of engineering, construction, commissioning and project management.
In April 2018 he took over direction of the Energy Transition Business Unit of Tractebel Chile before assuming the general management of this subsidiary. After eight years in Chile, Brice returned to Belgium in 2022 in the nuclear branch of Tractebel, then joined NUWARD as Manufacturing & Construction Director in 2023.
Brice is a mechanical engineer who graduated from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium
Manufacturing & Construction Director of NUWARD