A. Yukiya Amano
B. Rafael Mariano Grossi
C. Mohamed ElBaradei
D. Sigvard Eklund

Ambassador Rafael Mariano Grossi of Argentina is set to take office as IAEA Director General in early December. In a meeting open to representatives of all IAEA Member States, the 35-nation Board of Governors appointed by acclamation Mr Grossi as Director General, to serve for four years from 3rd December 2019. The new Director General will be the IAEA’s sixth head since it was founded in 1957.

Yukiya Amano of Japan was the IAEA’s fifth Director General. He was first appointed to the office effective December 2009 and reappointed in 2013 and 2017. He passed away on 18 July 2019. He followed Mohamed ElBaradei, IAEA Director General from 1997 to 2009; Hans Blix, IAEA Director General from 1981 to 1997; Sigvard Eklund, IAEA Director General from 1961 to 1981; and Sterling Cole, IAEA Director General from 1957 to 1961.

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