Pietro Barabaschi appointed Director-General of ITER Organization.

Pietro Barabaschi appointed Director-General of ITER Organization.

ITER Council has appointed Pietro Barabaschi as Director-General ofITER Organization.

An intense career in the field of R&D and construction of Fusion Technology and research facilities. 

Pietro Barabaschi, born (1965) and studies Electrical Engineering in Italy; then in JET Project, Culham UK (Machine Development Department). 

In 1992 in he met the ITER Joint Central Team, San Diego (Integration Division) and, by March 2006, deputy to the Project Leader and head of the Design Integration Division of the ITER International Team at the Garching Site.

Pietro Barabaschi has been working since 2009 in Fusion for Energy (F4E) as Head of the Broader Approach Programme and Delivery. During 2015, and again in 2022, he was appointed as Acting Director, responsible for the overall management of the organisation, the project management infrastructure, and the implementation of reform measures.

His first comment: “I’m conscious of the immense responsibility that I am taking on and feel privileged for having been selected through an intensive competitive selection process. I wish to thank the ITER Council for this honour. The first 15 years of my career have been dedicated to ITER and I now hope to be able to take on what my predecessors have done towards our common objective. I will make a priority to improve the integration of ITER Organization and Domestic Agencies, both essential elements of the ITER Project, now and even more in the forthcoming phases of commissioning of ITER.”

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