Sergey Kravchenko is Boeing International’s president of Boeing Russia/CIS. He is responsible for leading all Boeing business activities in Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries and for directing a country team composed of business unit leaders from each sector of the company.
In addition to his role as president of Boeing Russia/CIS, Kravchenko was recently 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, engaging with the Global Services Strategy team and Boeing HorizonX and aligning with corporate strategy to ensure there is an innovative process that drives the faster-cycle, high-volume innovation needed within the services business.
Before his appointment to president of Boeing Russia/CIS, Kravchenko was the Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of cooperative programs and business development for Russia/CIS (1998 to 2001). In this role, he coordinated and directed Boeing Commercial Airplanes strategy development, industry participation, technology design, commercial aviation services and new business development programs. He also provided direct sales support of commercial airplanes to Russia/CIS.
Kravchenko also served as the director of international engineering cooperation programs in Russia (1996 to 1997). He managed the Boeing Technical Research Center (BTRC) and Boeing Design Center (BDC) in Moscow, which now involve more than 2,000 engineers and scientists working for Boeing under contracts at different sites in the Russian Federation and CIS.
During his career at Boeing, Kravchenko was instrumental in creating the Boeing Commercial Airplanes raw material procurement program and developing new projects for Commercial Aviation Services in Russia/CIS. In addition, he was the first deputy director of the Boeing Design Center in Moscow (1992 to 1995) and helped establish the first Boeing office and operations in Russia/CIS.
Before Kravchenko joined Boeing in 1992, he worked as a professor and as the lead scientist of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He also taught in Moscow and worked as a research consultant in Europe, the United States and Asia. Kravchenko holds a doctorate degree of engineering science, earned in 1990. He has published more than 50 research papers and holds more than 20 patents in various areas of engineering. In 1988, Kravchenko won the Russian Governmental Youth prize.
Kravchenko is a member of the Russian Engineering Academy, a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and 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. The award is given to the most successful executive of an American company operating in Russia.
In June 2013, Kravchenko was awarded the Order of Friendship by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Moscow Kremlin. In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, Kravchenko was named among top industry leaders in Russia. In an annual poll conducted by Russia’s leading business daily newspaper Kommersant in 2013, Kravchenko was the only leader in the top five representing a non-Russian enterprise.