7th International Conference on Geological Repositories - Empowering Progress in Development of Deep Geological Repositories


Sama Bilbao y León

World Nuclear Association (WNA)

Director General


Sama leads a team of experts, analysts and communicators working to enable the growth of the global nuclear sector by connecting players across the nuclear value chain, shaping and representing the industry’s position in key world forums, providing authoritative information and influencing key audiences, organizations and media. Sama has more than 20 years of experience in nuclear engineering and energy policy. Sama has a very diverse professional experience having worked in the nuclear industry, in academia and in international organisations such as the IAEA and the OECD/NEA. Sama was one of the seven founders of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN). She was also one of the key individuals involved in the creation and development of the thriving Nuclear Engineering program at Virginia Commonwealth University, the only ABET accredited undergraduate program in the state. Sama has BS, MS and PhD degrees in Nuclear Engineering from Polytechnic of Madrid and University of Wisconsin, as well as an MBA from Averett.