Dr Rob Adam

Dr Rob Adam’s career spans over 35 years. He holds a PhD, a MSc, and
BSc Honours in Physics, all from the University of South Africa (UNISA).
His career spans in academia and the public sector where he has
previously worked as a lecturer at the University of Natal until he
joined the public service as a Chief Director for Science and
Technology. He’s also previously been employed as Deputy
Director-General, Director-General until he was appointed as the Chief
Executive Officer of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation
(Necsa) in 2006.

His work within the Science and Technology field
has seen him garner praise as in 2010 he was awarded the Lifetime
Achievers Award by the South African National Energy Association and in
2011 was Knighted as Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite by the
President of the Republic of France, for outstanding achievement in
fostering scientific collaboration between France and South Africa.