Zhang Xubo holds a Master’s degree in public administration from Peking University, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Reactor Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University. He is currently the Director-General of China Nuclear Energy Development Center, at the National Energy Administration in China. He is mainly engaged in nuclear energy management. Previously, he was involved in safety regulatory and international cooperation affairs.
Dr. Paillère is the Deputy Head of the Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics at the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), which he joined in October 2011. He also heads the NEA Technical Secretariat activities of two important international initiatives, the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) and the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC). Before joining the NEA, Dr. Paillère worked for 13 years at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and then for three years at Alstom Power company. Dr. Paillère holds a Ph.D. in Fluid Dynamics from the Free University of Brussels, a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and an engineering diploma from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées in France.
Men Changhua earned a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University, and is currently a Senior Engineer at the China Nuclear Energy Development Center, National Energy Administration in China. Previously, he was involved in quality and regulatory affairs for Nuclear Power Plants.
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Elina Teplinsky is the lead member of Pillsbury’s premier International Nuclear Projects practice. She advises companies worldwide on the development, financing and operation of nuclear power facilities. Her clients include nuclear power plant developers, owners and operators, equipment vendors, architect engineers, consultants and investors. She has worked on matters in more than 25 jurisdictions and speaks native Russian and fluent Spanish and Portuguese. Ms. Teplinsky provides legal and strategic advice in structuring and negotiating engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts, equipment supply agreements, and nuclear fuel supply agreements. Ms. Teplinsky regularly advises foreign governments, Nuclear Energy Programme Implementing Organizations (NEPIOs) and government-owned utilities on various aspects of developing domestic nuclear power programs, including assistance with structuring and executing nuclear procurement programs, attraction of financing, formation of nuclear legal and regulatory regimes and drafting of domestic nuclear legislation, and compliance with obligations under international conventions. Ms. Teplinsky is a recognized expert on nuclear trade and export control issues and regularly assists clients in structuring their export compliance programs.