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Jeff Harper

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  • Vice President for Strategy and Business Development, X-energy

As Vice President for Strategy and Business Development at X-energy, Jeff directs long-term business plans specifically focused on customers, partners and markets. Jeff has over 30 years of entrepreneurial, general management, and nuclear power industry experience in Africa, Europe, and the US.

Prior to joining X-energy, Jeff worked at the Westinghouse Advanced Reactors Program (pebble bed reactor), where he was a commercial/business development program leader and the initial commercial leader for its Small Modular Light Water Nuclear Reactor program. Prior to Westinghouse, Jeff was Founder and CEO for Turner, Harper & Associates, a niche global engineering firm, with 100 full time staff serving key clients including the Department of Energy, the CEZ – Czech Republic Nuclear Power Company, Lockheed-Martin, and Bechtel Jacobs. Jeff also served as a Vendor Inspector for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where he led more than 30 management, technical, and quality assurance inspections and audits of nuclear power plants and vendors.

Jeff serves on the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Suppliers Advisory Committee, the Nuclear Alternative Project’s Technical Advisory Board on Puerto Rico and recently has been named Chairman for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee Sixth Charter (2018 – 2021). Jeff is a frequent speaker on advanced nuclear technology and commercialization. He received a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.