Mr Yukiya Amano

DIRECTOR-GENERAL IAEA

Mr. Yukiya Amano has been Director General at International Atomic Energy Agency since December 2009. Mr. Amano served as Chair of the Board of Governors at IAEA from September 2005 to September 2006. At the Japanese Foreign Ministry, Mr. Amano was appointed as Director-General for the Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department until 2005, after serving as a governmental expert on the U.N. Panel on Missiles in April 2001 and on the U.N.

Expert Group on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education in July 2001. Mr. Amano contributed to the 1995, 2000 and 2005 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conferences, and he chaired the 2007 Preparatory Committee for the 2010 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference.

Mr. Amano joined the Japanese Foreign Ministry in April 1972, when he began a series of international postings in Belgium, France, Laos, Switzerland, and the United States. He is a graduated from the Tokyo University Faculty of Law in 1972. Mr. Amano also studied at University of Besancon, France in 1974 and the University of Nice, France in 1975.