Pole in charge of Euratom Supply Agency

Agnieszka Kaźmierczak, a director at the European Commission, has been promoted to head the EU's Euratom Supply Agency.

Agnieszka Kaźmierczak is currently a director in the shared resource directorate of the European Commission's transport and energy departments. She has worked in that institution since 2005. She moved to Brussels from the private sector to undertake internal audit duties, having previously held management positions in the Polish civil service.

Now she will become the head of the Euratom Supply Agency. It is an EU body responsible for managing the supply and demand of ore, raw materials like natural uranium and specialist fissionable materials, for example enriched uranium and plutonium. It has the exclusive right to conclude contracts for the supply of nuclear materials coming from both EU states and third countries.

The Euratom Supply Agency receives all contracts concerning the supply of nuclear materials at EU level. Following analysis, its director general takes the decision to grant a counter-signature, which is a compulsory condition for the contracts' validity. With its headquarters in Luxembourg, the ESA is also informed of all contracts concerning services provided in the atomic energy sector.