Seth Grae

President and Chief Executive Officer

Since Lightbridge’s founding, Seth Grae has led the strategic direction and financing efforts of the company, including taking the company public. Under his leadership, Lightbridge has become a leading developer of advanced nuclear fuel technologies. Lightbridge also provides advisory services to developing and existing nuclear energy programs seeking to meet the highest international standards of safety, non-proliferation and transparency.

Seth and his team at Lightbridge are developing fuel technology to improve the safety and economics of existing and new power reactors. Lightbridge’s proprietary fuel technology promises to enable nuclear power to compete internationally as a reliable source of baseload electricity, without emitting greenhouse gases or polluting the air.

For countries seeking to start or expand nuclear power programs, Lightbridge advises governments and conducts feasibility studies through procurement and operations. Lightbridge’s first major international engagement was in the United Arab Emirates, to develop the strategic plan—the Roadmap for Success—for its commercial nuclear energy program. Seth and his family lived in Abu Dhabi during the procurement process for the four reactors. Today, Lightbridge’s advisory services are engaged by U.S. and overseas governmental entities on critically important nuclear energy matters.

Prior to his tenure at Lightbridge, Seth was a corporate attorney in New York. He is a guest speaker at universities and at international conferences on energy, nuclear power and the environment. Seth is a member of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC), which advises the U.S. Commerce Secretary on international trade issues facing the nuclear power industry.

He is a member of the Nuclear Energy Institute Suppliers Advisory Committee, the American University Washington College of Law Dean’s Advisory Council, and previously served as Vice Chair of the Governing Board of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, member of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Alliance for World Security, and co-chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament.

Seth earned a B.A. (cum laude) from Brandeis University; an M.B.A. and an LL.M. in international law (with honors) from Georgetown University; and a J.D. from American University.

Education/Affiliations

  • MBA, Georgetown University
  • L.L.M., International Law, with Honors, Georgetown University
  • J.D., American University
  • B.A., Cum Laude, Brandeis University
  • Member, Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee, United States Department of Commerce
  • Member, Suppliers Advisory Committee, Nuclear Energy Institute
  • Member, Dean’s Advisory Council, American University Washington College of Law