GMD: NTP RADIOISOTOPES
Mr Thabo J. Tselane is appointed Group Managing Director at NTP Radioisotopes SOC Ltd. He carried added responsibilities at NECSA such as Acting Group Executive: Corporate Services, as Board of Director at NTP Radioisotopes SOC (one of its subsidiary) and also served as the Acting Managing Director for NTP.
He holds a M.Sc. (Nuclear Physics) from the University of the Western Cape. He joined Necsa in March 2014 as Divisional Executive: Nuclear Operations. Over the years, he acquired academic qualification in Project Management, completed a Senior Management Programme with the University of Pretoria. Furthermore, he obtained a Global Development Management Programme at Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).
He also worked at BKS Consulting Engineers as a General Manager in Rustenburg and also for DPI-Fike Plastics as Manager. Prior to joining Necsa, he was Senior Executive Manager for Nuclear Compliance Assurance and Enforcement and finally the Interim Chief Executive Officer for the national Nuclear Regulator (NNR). He also served the Vice Chairperson of Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); member of the IAEA’s Radiation Safety Standards Committee (RASSC); Nuclear Safety Standards Committee (NUSSC), and Chairperson of the Southern African Radiation Protection Association (SARPA).
GENERAL MANAGER: PRODUCTION
Mr Jackson Selome joined Necsa in the year 2000 and became part of NTP Radioisotopes when it was corporatized in 2003. His work experience in the Nuclear Industry spans more than 19 years, of which more than 15 years were at various levels of Radioisotopes production management and he later joined Vaalputs Waste Disposal Facility as a manager. He is now appointed as NTP Radioisotopes Production General Manager.
Mr Selome holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from University of Cape Town, Fundamentals of Senior Management (Cum laude) from UNISA and an MBA from the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science.
GENERAL MANAGER: MARKETING AND SALES
Mr Pieter Louw obtained his M.Sc. degree in Physics from the Potchefstroom University in 1982. He then worked in the Reactor Development Group of the then Atomic Energy Board (later known as Necsa) where he was part of a team that designed, built and operated a zero power research reactor on the Pelindaba site to perform reactor physics research. Piet was then afforded the opportunity to study Nuclear Engineering at the University of London and obtained his M.Sc. (Nuclear Engineering) with distinction in 1986.
Following the completion of these studies Piet focused on Theoretical Reactor Physics and headed up a Group that provided calculation services to SAFARI-1 and Koeberg amongst others. The latter included a six month secondment to France to perform the safety evaluation and accident analyses for a new generation power reactor fuel design. As an accredited lecturer for a M.Sc. course in Nuclear Engineering at University of Potchefstroom he lectured at Necsa, NNR and Eskom and presented numerous papers at local, as well as international conferences.
In the late 1980’s Piet got intimately involved at SAFARI-1 and headed up a Reactor Utilisation group that was responsible for the design, manufacture, commissioning and industrialisation of all the facilities required to commercialise the reactor. Piet introduced NTP products in several territories including Japan, South East Asia, Canada and Brazil and established close relationships with customers at executive levels that saw increased sales from LMI, NMP, Fuji, IPEN and GE. In addition, he represents NTP (and South Africa) at several international forums that include competitors, partners, Nuclear Institutions, OECD and Nuclear Medicine Industry Bodies.