Carnegie Mellon University

Mike Shaqqo

Mike Shaqqo

Senior Vice-President, Advanced Reactor Programs, Energy Systems, Westinghouse Electric Company


Mike Shaqqo has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector and currently holds the position of Senior Vice-President, Advanced Reactor Programs at Westinghouse Electric Company. He is responsible for leading program development and deployment of the Westinghouse portfolio of advanced nuclear plants, including small modular reactors and microreactors.

Before returning to Westinghouse, Mike held the position of Vice-President, Commercial Operations, at TerraPower, LLC, where he was responsible for the company’s commercial operations, in support of advanced reactor technology commercialization. Mike joined TerraPower in 2017, as Vice-President and Project Director, to support TerraPower’s advanced reactor Joint Venture (JV) in China.

Prior to joining TerraPower, Mike was employed at Westinghouse Electric Company where he held various roles of increased leadership and responsibility. As the Director of New Plants Project Development, Mike was responsible for promoting and implementing the company’s AP1000 global new nuclear plants business strategy, with a focus on India. His involvement at Vogtle 3&4 AP1000 Project, as the Director of Technical Services, included establishing a world-class technical services organization and ensuring alignment of procurement and construction needs. As Vice-President of China New Nuclear Plants Engineering, he directed day-to-day operations within the organization and was responsible for first-of-a-kind design completion.

Mike served as the Operations Manager for the Nivelles Nuclear Service Center in Belgium that provided services to operating nuclear plants across Europe. His early career experience includes providing maintenance and inspection services for operating nuclear plants, which created a solid foundation for obtaining many progressive responsibilities throughout his professional life.

Mike holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He is Six Sigma certified and received the George Westinghouse Signature Award of Excellence