JEAN-FRANCOIS (JEFF) LAFORTUNE, PH.D.
Dr. Lafortune is President of ELIFORT. He has a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering and is a certified professional engineer. He has served 13 years as Naval Officer and has worked in nuclear engineering, nuclear safety and emergency preparedness and response for the past 36 years. Jeff Lafortune completed a three-year posting with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) where he was responsible for the development of international safety standards and capacity building in nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness and response in all Member States.
Jeff Lafortune has worked in over 20 countries in various aspects of nuclear and radiological safety, including emergency response, CBRN counterterrorism, risk and safety assessment, licensing and radiation protection. He is the author of several international safety standards and guidance documents on emergency management and response to terrorist events. He has provided expert services to governments, nuclear facilities and emergency services in several countries.
Jeff Lafortune currently serves as one of the five members of the Dutch Advisory Committee on Nuclear Safety and security.
PEPIJN VAN DEN BROEK
Mr. Van den Broek is a senior consultant on risk management, emergency preparedness, emergency / crisis management and business continuity management and has consulted various (international) clients on these topics since 2002. He is an experienced exercise leader, trainer, group facilitator and programme manager. He has led numerous large exercises dealing with all sorts of scenario’s, left and right of bang (nuclear incidents, chemical disasters, infectious disease outbreaks, counter terrorism, border management etc.). He has operated in exercise projects as a (deputy) project manager, an exercise designer, a scenario writer, an exercise controller and evaluator.
Next to this he has trained several strategical, tactical and operational crisis management teams in risk / emergency management / crisis management / business continuity management skills for both public and private clients. He is familiar with topics like critical infrastructure protection, nuclear emergency management, outbreak management, flood management and counter (CBRNe) terrorism.
Paul Butler is the president of Magellan Engineering and a long-time associate. He is a prevention preparedness and response specialist in CBRNE. Mr. Butler conducts many missions nationally and internationally in response to chemical and biological incidents and neutralization, including for example a high level threat assessment in Kandahar Afghanistan for NATO and Force Protection. He has been an active inspector with the United Nations (UNMOVIC) for Weapons of Mass Destruction, having completed 50 missions and a 3 month tour in Iraq. This tour included the destruction of 14 (155 mm) shells containing mustard agent. Mr. Butler was the Chemical Group’s Operations Officer and also served as acting Chief. Paul is also a Foreign Affairs designated Onsite Inspector for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization. Paul is a chemical engineer with practical on-site and experience. He also has extensive experience in risk assessment, emergency planning and response. Typical projects for Mr. Butler include the Emergency Response Planning for Importation of Weapon’s Derived Plutonium, development of Concept Safety Analysis for offshore development, recovery of legacy chemical and biological weapons, response to chemical and biological incidents and, recently, field operations in support of the Corona crisis management.
Pavel has an MA degree in International Policy Studies with a specialization in Nonproliferation and an MBA in International Management with a specialization in Project Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA, a combined MS and BS in Physics (Yaroslavl State University, Russia), and PMP and PRINCE2 certifications in project management.
Before establishing Nordisk Sikkerhet AS in 2014, Pavel worked in the Section for International Nuclear Safety at the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (DSA, former NRPA), at the Assistance and Protection Branch of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), and at the Newly Independent States Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. He managed a number of safety and security projects and activities in Central and Eastern Europe.
While at Nordisk Sikkerhet AS, DSA, and OPCW, Pavel was involved in organization, conduct, and evaluation of several international exercises, participated in several expert missions.