Jun-Yeon Byun is executive vice-president of the UAE nuclear division
Company: Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco)
Position: Executive vice-president of the UAE nuclear division
Biography: Based in South Korea, Jun-Yeon Byun heads up the division that will build Abu Dhabi’s nuclear power project.
Between 1984-87, Byun worked as a manager on Kepco’s Younggwang nuclear project in South Korea. After working in Kepco’s US offices for the next three years, Byun returned to managing the Younggwang plant in 1990.
Byun joined Kepco’s Kedo Nuclear Power Project Department in 1995 and worked for 12 years before becoming vice-president of Kepco’s overseas nuclear projects department. He later became senior vice-president, before taking up his current position in January. Byun has a degree in electrical engineering from Korea University.
He completed an advanced management programme at Chungang University in South Korea and an advanced industrial strategy programme at Seoul National University.
Contact: (+82) 2 3456 3114
Company website: www.kepcopower.com/
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