TerraPower

Lee McIntire

Chief Executive Officer

Lee McIntire

Lee McIntire joined TerraPower as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in August 2015. He brings more than 35 years of executive leadership and governance experience to the company. He has led and grown large, global businesses.

Previously, McIntire served as Chairman, CEO and President of CH2M HILL variously from 2006 to 2014. CH2M HILL is a Fortune 500, employee-owned company and a recognized leader in consulting, engineering and program management. During his tenure, CH2M HILL enjoyed growth and stability, increasing the number of employees to more than 30,000, expanding its international presence to more than 100 countries and doubling revenues.

Prior to joining CH2M HILL, McIntire was a Partner and Executive Vice President, and served on the Board of Directors of the Bechtel Corporation from 1989 to 2004. McIntire served on the Chairman’s Leadership Council and was President of several of Bechtel’s multibillion-dollar companies.

McIntire currently serves on the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Board of Directors, and the Boards of TerraPower and the Encana Corporation. He also lends his leadership to a number of organizations around the world as an advisor to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (Presidents’ Circle); National Academy of Construction; and Denver Art Museum. He has served on the Business Roundtable; World Economic Forum (Governor of Infrastructure and Urban Development Industries); World Business Council on Sustainable Development; National Petroleum Council; Council on Competitiveness; Aspen Institute’s Commission on Arctic Climate Change; and BAE Systems (British Aerospace) PLC Board of Directors. McIntire is a presidential appointee to the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum, and a recipient of both the Woodrow Wilson Award and the Korbel Award for International Business.

McIntire holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska College of Civil Engineering, and a Master’s degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. He also attended the Executive Management Program at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and served as Executive-in-Residence at the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management.

Media Coverage

  • Advanced Reactor Pioneers at NEA Sound Bright Notes

    The Nuclear Energy Institute highlights the world of advanced reactor designs, covering a panel that took place during the 2017 Nuclear Energy Assembly. Sitting on the panel was TerraPower CEO Lee McIntire, who discussed the need for action on innovation.

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  • The $10 Billion Solution to Climate Change

    As a follow up to the Fortune Brainstorm E conference, reporter Brian Dumaine takes a look at how advanced reactor technologies like the traveling wave reactor provide options for affordable carbon-free power. TerraPower CEO Lee McIntire participated in the conference panel that informed Mr. Dumaine’s article.


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  • White House Summit Boosts Industry’s Sagging Spirits

    E&E reports on the Nov. 6 White House Nuclear Summit;TerraPower CEO Lee McIntire spoke about the importance of developing next generation nuclear technology.


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  • The Company Determined to Fix Nuclear Energy

    Produced by The Atlantic to accompany a profile of TerraPower investor Bill Gates, this five-minute documentary showcases TerraPower’s efforts to create a technology that meets global energy demands and combats climate change.

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  • Bill Gates Making Progress On Next Generation Of Nuclear Power—In China

    Industry analyst James Conca reacts to TerraPower’s memorandum of understanding with China, noting the need for increased investment, innovation and international cooperation on energy issues.


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