Dr. Kam Ghaffarian is a visionary entrepreneur dedicated to creating companies that focus on operating with the highest integrity, promoting employee well-being, and delivering the best technical solutions to customers. Kam founded X-energy LLC in 2009 to address the world’s most serious energy and global climate challenges. Through X-energy, he is working to become a world leader by providing next-generation energy solutions that will make a lasting contribution to the planet with clean energy technologies. Kam started his entrepreneurial career in 1994 by founding Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT), a government services company focusing on IT, Engineering, Science Applications, and Mission Operations. Recently acquired in 2018 by KBRwyle, SGT has become NASA’s second largest engineering services provider, employing over 2,400 people and generating annual revenues of approximately $500M. Prior to SGT, Kam held numerous technical and management positions at Lockheed Martin, Ford Aerospace, and Loral, among others. Kam was recently appointed to the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Board of Directors. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science, a B.S. in Electronics Engineering, a M.Sc. in Information Management, and a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems.