Dr. Sergey Kravchenko is president of the Boeing International Russia/CIS region. He is responsible for leading all Boeing business activities in Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries and for directing a regional team of leaders from each business unit.
In addition to his role as president of Boeing Russia/CIS, in 2017 Kravchenko was named the Innovation Accelerator leader for Boeing Global Services. In this role, Kravchenko works to sharpen and accelerate the focus on innovation within Global Services and engages with the Global Services Strategy team and Boeing HorizonX. He also aligns with corporate strategy to ensure that there is an innovative process driving the fast-cycle, high-volume innovation needed within the services business.
Kravchenko has worked at Boeing for more than 25 years. Before his appointment to president of Boeing Russia/CIS, Kravchenko coordinated and directed Boeing Commercial Airplanes strategy development, industry participation, technology design, commercial aviation services and new business development programs in Russia and CIS. He also provided direct sales support of commercial airplanes and services to Russia/CIS, and he supported Boeing projects related to the International Space Station.
Before those roles, Kravchenko served as a vice president for organizations in Engineering, Supply Management and Commercial Aviation Services. He also served as part of the leadership team responsible for the creation of the 777 and 787. From 1994 to 2002, he was a director in Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle, Washington.
Before Kravchenko joined Boeing in 1992, he worked as a professor and lead scientist at the Russian Academy of Sciences. He also taught in Moscow and worked as a visiting professor and research consultant in Sweden, the United States and South Korea. Kravchenko holds a Ph.D., earned in 1994, and a doctorate degree in engineering science, earned in 1990. He has published more than 50 research papers and holds more than 20 patents in various areas of engineering.
Kravchenko is a member of the Russian Engineering Academy, a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and an honorary doctor of Georgian Technical University. In 2007, Kravchenko was elected as a member of the board of directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia. In 2009, the American Chamber of Commerce presented Kravchenko with the Business Person of the Year award, which is given to the most successful executive of an American company operating in Russia.