• President and CEO

    Chris Levesque

    Chris Levesque joined TerraPower as president in 2015 and assumed

    the role of chief executive officer in 2018. He also serves on the company’s
    Board of Managers and the board of the Nuclear Energy Institute. He brings over
    25 years of experience in the nuclear industry, including senior leadership
    roles for two large new build reactor projects in Finland and South Carolina.

    His extensive experience and dedication to the nuclear industry
    has helped TerraPower build a vital bridge between nuclear innovation and
    project execution while reinforcing the company’s emphasis on safety culture.
    His proven track record in scoping, planning and implementing projects to meet
    the highest standards began with his Naval service and continues through his
    leadership of major nuclear engineering, procurement and construction projects.

    Prior to joining TerraPower, Levesque served as a vice president
    at Westinghouse Electric Company where he directed a project for one of
    America’s first new reactor construction efforts in several decades. He was the
    AREVA deputy project director at Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 nuclear project, the
    largest-ever industrial project in northern Europe. Before his assignment in
    Finland, he led the formation of AREVA’s joint venture with Newport News
    Shipbuilding, AREVA Newport News, for which he served as chairman of the Board
    and president.

    Levesque has extensive experience with the nuclear industrial base
    and nuclear component manufacturing. Earlier in his career, Levesque served as
    the manager of engineering and manufacturing at Westinghouse’s Newington, N.H.,
    component manufacturing facility, and he has served in multiple management
    positions at two nuclear-capable shipyards. Levesque began his career as a
    nuclear submarine officer and he qualified as chief engineer on the USS Boise
    (SSN 764).

    Levesque holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering
    from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Science in mechanical
    engineering and a Naval Engineer degree from the Massachusetts Institute of
    Technology.