DR. KAM GHAFFARIAN
Executive Chairman & Founder
Dr. Kam Ghaffarian is a visionary entrepreneur dedicated to creating companies that focus on operating with the highest integrity.
J. CLAY SELL
The Honorable J. Clay Sell was appointed CEO of X-energy in January, 2019, and has served on its advisory board since September.
As president of X-energy, Harlan defines corporate strategy, implementation and oversees the development of a smaller, safer, next-generation nuclear reactor.
Carol Lane is a consultant with 25 years of energy, defense and space community experience in policy, government relations and business.
Chief Financial Officer
As X-energy’s chief financial officer, Ralph oversees strategic investor relations, information technology, contracts, purchasing, and more.
As vice president for strategy and business development at X-energy, Jeff directs long-term business plans specifically focused on customers..
DR. EBEN MULDER
Chief Nuclear Officer
As chief nuclear officer at X-energy, Dr. Mulder maintains the architectural framework for the X-energy nuclear program in guiding design and implementation.
DR. MARTIN VAN STADEN
Vice President, Reactor Development
Martin has been in the power generation environment for 25 years. He is currently leading technical design work and supporting licensing.
DR. PETE PAPPANO
Vice President, Fuel Production
As vice president for fuel production, Pete leads the development of X-energy’s pebble fuel production strategy.
Consultant, Program Management
A Southern Nuclear employee, Clint serves as a consultant to X-energy providing program management guidance.
Board of Advisors
Chairman, President &
Steve Kuczynski is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Nuclear, located in Birmingham, Alabama.
CEO, Southern Company
Dan Lipman has been a member of X-energy’s Board of Advisors since 2017. He joined the Nuclear Energy Institute in January 2014.
Board of Advisors
VP, Policy Dev. & Public Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute
John Kotek is the vice president for policy development and public affairs at NEI. He is responsible for providing policy and public affairs leadership.
Legal Advisor to the Board Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
The Honorable Jeff Merrifield, a former presidential appointee to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is passionate about identifying.
DR. WILLIAM MADIA
VP, Stanford University President, Madia & Associates, LLC
Dr. Madia has been a leader in research, development, and deployment of energy systems for.
Nuclear Director Burns & McDonnell
Mr. Glenn Neises is the Nuclear Director at Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, a full-service engineering & construction firm.
Nuclear Energy Institute Board of Directors
Stephen Byrne joined SCANA in 1995 and has more than 30 years of experience in the utility industry. He has served as SCE&G’s chief.
Customer Advisory Council