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Amir Shahkaramibio_shahkarami
President and Chief Executive Officer
CASe Global Partners, Inc.

Amir Shahkarami leads and is responsible for all domestic and international business development and execution.

Amir is the founder, president, and chief executive officer of CASe Global Partners, Inc., since October 1, 2014.  CASe provides complex financial and technical mathematical modeling, computer analysis, and consultation in energy and engineering.  He provides domestic and international consultation such as organization effectiveness, management model, root cause determination, assessment, and executive mentoring.  Amir is a mentor for and teaches at the WNA World Nuclear University and serves on its advisory committee.  Amir has been teaching at MIT INLEP.  He is currently a member of the Southern, Duke, and D.C. Cook Nuclear Safety Review Boards (NSRBs) and has previously served on Exelon and PSEG NSRBs.  He is the chairman of the Nuclear Industry Summit Working Group on Cyber Security.  He also provides consultation and mentoring of international executives.

Amir has 34 years of experience in the nuclear industry (licensing, design, construction, and operations), including 13 years with Exelon.  He retired from Exelon on September 30, 2014, when he was the CEO of Exelon Nuclear Partners, responsible for all domestic and international business development and Senior Vice President of Exelon Generation.  Previously he was Exelon Nuclear Senior Vice President of Technical Services, in which he was responsible for nuclear fuels, engineering, project management, license renewal, industry organizations, innovation and Exelon Nuclear international exchange program.  He held other executive positions as Site Vice President of Braidwood Nuclear Station, where in this role he was responsible for all aspects of safe nuclear plant operations.  Prior to Braidwood, he served as Exelon Nuclear Vice President of Engineering, the company’s chief engineer responsible to provide governance and oversight to Exelon’s nuclear fleet.

Prior to joining Exelon, Amir held several key management positions of increasing responsibility at Entergy at several nuclear sites and corporate for ten years.  He also spent three years with Detroit Edison and five years with Sargent & Lundy, designing and constructing nuclear power plants.  Amir spent his first three years after college with Brown & Root, designing and constructing offshore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea.

Amir has served as the executive chairman of both the BWR and PWR Owners Groups; the Executive Committees of PMMP and BWRVIP; the EPRI NPC and its Executive Committee.  He was on the boards of directors for the World Nuclear Association, the NEI New Plant Oversight Committee, and the NEI Suppliers Advisory Committee.

Amir has been a member of the American Nuclear Society since 1992 and has served on its board of directors.  He has been the General Chair of ANS ICAPP, Nuclear Fuel, and Utility Working Conference and the annual ANS meetings.

Amir has also greatly contributed to the INPO principle of engineering and the technical conscience document.  Amir has been peer and industry advisor of several INPO and WANO plant and corporate evaluations.  He has led the resolution of several complex industry issues, such as the establishment of a predictable regulatory path toward installation of digital I&C, Alloy 600 pressurizer nozzles cracking, and containment sump blockage (GSI 191).

Amir has served on the Tulane University, Texas A&M, and Illinois Institute of Technology Engineering Advisory Boards.

Amir was the recipient of the 208 Chicago United Leadership, 2009 ANS Utility Leadership, and the 2010 WANO Excellence awards.  He has received three NEI Top Industry Awards.

Amir received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in engineering fields from Tulane University; his Master’s in Business Administration from Mississippi College and completed his Ph.D. studies in nuclear engineering at Louisiana State University.  He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business.  Amir has a Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) certificate, and completed the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations’ Senior Nuclear Plant Manager and the executive courses.  Amir has taught several courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the areas of risk management, nuclear safety and organizational aspects of nuclear operation.