Mario is an internationally recognized professional in the field of electricity production with over 35 years of experience throughout Europe and internationally. His expertise involves the design, engineering, operation and management of thermal power plants. He is a pioneer in the field of probabilistic and deterministic nuclear safety assessment. For many years he has managed projects at nuclear-, coalfired- and gasfired power plants. He was project manager of technical and organizational projects. He is a regarded advocate of the improvement of safety culture at nuclear power plants. For many years he was the technical director of the nuclear power plant Borssele in the Netherlands. As project manager he was responsible for several nuclear upgrade projects, with an overall budget of over 250 million euro. He was responsible for the engineering and licensing of the recent RWE nuclear new build projects. Nowadays he is running projects and advising clients in the Middle East, Asia, Europe with respect to the safe operation of nuclear power plants, development and oversight of large power plant construction projects and performing feasibility studies for large investment projects and acquisitions.
In the role of (assistant-) teamleader Mario was involved in 5 WANO peer reviews in Europe and South-America. He is chairman of the Dutch Nuclear Society. Mario has a Master and Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from The University of Delft, Netherlands and the Hoge School of Rotterdam, Netherlands.