BRITISH IRANIAN BUSINESS
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Dr. Akbar Etemad
Founder & Former President of Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI)
Akbar Etemad is the father of Iran's nuclear program. After obtaining his PhD in nuclear reactor physics from Ecole Polytechnique of Lausanne in 1963, he was appointed head of the Reactor Shieding Groupe at the Federal Institute for Reactor Research in Switzerland. Etemad returned to Iran in 1965 and became a nuclear advisor to the Iranian government. He was the founder and president of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) between 1974 and 1978 before heading back to Paris.
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