ATMEA General Management

ATMEA headquarters in AREVA Tower, Paris La Défense


The ATMEA Company’s projects are governed by the General Management team and Board of Directors. Our governance structure involves the participation of ATMEA General Management team, as well as representatives from our parent companies EDF Group and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).

David Tersigni President and CEO

David Tersigni, President and CEO

David Tersigni is of French origin and earned Engineer’s degree of Ecole des Mines de Paris (and additional Master’s degree in fundamental physics) in 1993.

In 1994, he began his career in the nuclear operation field as engineer and then deputy head of the mechanical maintenance department of EDF’s Tricastin NPP.

From 2001 to 2004, he worked as the Head of the Operation department in EDF’s Nogent/Seine NPP.

In 2004, he joined the Engineering field to optimize the environmental features of the EPR design and then to manage the detailed design of the Balance of Nuclear Island of the EPR Flamanville 3 in a common subsidiary of EDF and AREVA.

In 2010, he moved to the development of international nuclear projects as Project manager of EPR Project in Italy, EPC offer manager for EPR in Poland, and then head of a team in the Development Department of EDF’s New Nuclear Projects & Engineering Division.

David Tersigni Joined the ATMEA Company in 2018, and is currently the President and CEO.

Kenichi Sonoda Deputy CEO

Kenichi Sonoda, Deputy CEO

Kenichi Sonoda is of Japanese origin and earned Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo in 1984, and Master’s degree in Science in Industrial Administration with distinction from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1992.

After spending 3.5 year in Labor Administration Section of MHI Nagoya, he started his 30 year international career in marketing nuclear power plants, components and services to overseas countries in 1987, when he moved to MHI Tokyo being responsible for export marketing, proposal development and contract negotiations.

In 1999, he moved to MHI Kobe, being responsible for the same with managerial responsibilities.  As special assignments during 2005-2006, he led due diligence team for a major M&A project, and established a 100% subsidiary of MHI to expand its nuclear plant/service business in the US.

In 2007, he moved to the said US subsidiary, Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems, Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as  General Manager of Nuclear Services, subsequently assigned as Vice President of Commercial Coordination for Advanced Energy America, LLC, a 50/50 joint company between MHI and URS established in 2010 to support MHI’s EPC projects for US new build projects.

In 2012, he came back to MHI Kobe as Vice President for global marketing and business development for Vietnam, Finland, Turkey, etc. 

During 2015 to 2017, he represented MHI’s overall business in Vietnam, as General Manager of Hanoi Liaison Office & Ho Chi Minh City Liaison Office.

He joined the ATMEA Company in 2018, and is currentlly Deputy CEO, responsible for marketing, finance and communication.

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