Ahab Abdel-Aziz, global director of Gowling WLG’s Nuclear Industry Sector Group, has been elected chair of the board of directors of the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI), effective November 26, 2020.
The newly elected OCNI directors for 2020-21 were approved by the members at the OCNI Annual General Meeting. The chair and officers were elected during the meeting of the board of directors that followed on the same day.
OCNI is the Canadian nuclear supply chain industry association, comprising nearly 250 companies active in the nuclear industry. OCNI promotes the nuclear industry in Canada via both enhancing opportunities in domestic and global markets, as well as maintaining strategic alignment with customers and government.
"I am honoured and humbled to have the opportunity to serve our industry during these challenging times, alongside my fellow board members, and the dedicated executive and staff of OCNI. I am confident that OCNI will continue to bring valuable strategic leadership and support for the nuclear supply chain and its customers, and will help members participate in the economic recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Abdel-Aziz.
Gowling WLG is at the forefront of the nuclear industry's revitalization, advising on sophisticated new build projects and decommissioning programs around the world. Our global team of experienced legal professionals delivers hands-on legal and strategic guidance in all aspects of nuclear power operations at every stage – from project development and financing to regulatory affairs.
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