Michael Sailer
Michael Sailer
Michael Sailer

Michael Sailer

former CEO

Special Expertise

  • Expert and consultant in nuclear engineering, especially for the issues of reactor safety and radioactive waste management
  • Nanotechnology
  • Safety analysis of technical plants and systems
  • Conflict management
  • All management functions within the Executive Board

Memberships of advisory boards

  • Since 2012 Member of the Expert Group on Reactor Safety (ERS) of the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI)
  • 2008 - 2019: Chairman of the Nuclear Waste Management Commission (German: Entsorgungskommission, ESK)
  • 2014 - June 2016: Member of the German Commission on the disposal of high-level radioactive waste (German: “Kommission Lagerung hoch radioaktiver Abfälle”)
  • 1999 - 2014: Member of the Reactor Safety Commission (German: Reaktor-Sicherheitskommission, RSK), from March 2002 to March 2006 Chairman of the RSK
  • 2005 - 2013: Member of the Scientific and Technical Committee Euratom (STC)
  • Member of the Committee of the ENTEGA Foundation
  • Member of the Foundation Council of the Legacy for the Future Foundation (Stiftung Zukunftserbe)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (German: Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe)

Professional Training and Career

  • Has been working at Oeko-Institut since September 1980
  • until July 2019: Chief Executive Officer

Roles within the Oeko-Institut up to June 2009 were:

  • Member of Executive Board (since 1999)
  • Head of Nuclear Engineering & Facility Safety Division (since 1983)
  • Has been addressing security issues relating to nuclear power since 1975
  • 1976 - 1982: Graduate Engineer (German: Diplom-Ingenieur) in Chemistry at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (now called the Technische Universität Darmstadt), specialising in chemical engineering (German: Dipl.-Ing.)