On the 3rd of April, Dr. Jérôme Paméla has been appointed EFDA Leader, succeeding Prof. Minh Quang Tran, who has returned to work full time as Director of the Association Euratom-Confédération Suisse at CRPP in Lausanne.

Dr. Paméla graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, in 1977. After a PhD in High Energy Physics, he has worked on fusion since 1984. In 1996 Dr. Paméla was appointed Head of the fusion department at CEA Cadarache and Head of the Euratom-CEA Association. In September 1999 he moved to Culham, UK, where, as EFDA Associate Leader for JET, he has set up the new organization of JET under EFDA and led the JET programme for nearly seven years.