Mr. Echávarri is the director-general of the Nuclear Energy Agency in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. He is also a member of the IAEA International Nuclear Safety Group (INSAG) and the International Nuclear Energy Academy (INEA). Previously, he was the director-general of the Spanish Nuclear Industry Forum; commissioner of the Spanish Nuclear Safety Council; CSN technical director; engineer for Westinghouse Electric; and project manager at the Lemoniz, Sayago, and Almaraz nuclear power plants. He received his M.A. from the Superior Technical School of Industrial Engineering at Bilbao University and from the Complutensis University of Madrid, and a post-graduate degree from the Industrial Organisation School of Madrid.