The SNRIU staff informs with deep sorrow that Sergiy Bozhko, Chairman of
the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine, passed away on Monday, 6
Bozhko was sincerely devoted to his calling in life, loved his job above all, was a sensitive man, and caring father and son. His heart
was full of pure, disinterested love to Ukraine.
had the courage to take responsibility for making important decisions, defended
the interests of the country at the international level, and had the authority
in the IAEA and other international organizations devoted to nuclear and
experience and examples of wise behavior will be useful for more than one
generation of Ukrainians.
Bozhko was born on 26 October 1958
in Kyiv. In 1982, he graduated from the Kyiv Polytechnic
Institute with a degree in thermal power plants.
1982 to 1993, Sergiy Bozhko worked at the Kyiv Research and Design Institute Energoproekt. He
participated in the design of the Paks (Hungary), Khmelnitsky
and Rivne (Ukraine),
and Belene (Bulgaria) Nuclear Power Plants.
Since 1993, Serhii Bozhko worked in the state nuclear regulatory authority on
various positions. From 2005 to 2011, he was Deputy Head of the State Nuclear
Regulatory Committee of Ukraine. The main area of responsibility was state
regulation of safety at nuclear installations.
At the Ukrainian nuclear regulatory authority, Sergiy Bozhko promoted
the system for regulation of nuclear and radiation safety in independent Ukraine, in particular, he participated in the development
nuclear legislation, system for licensing of nuclear installations and
inspections on nuclear and radiation safety.
Bozhko also dealt with the development
of international documents on the safety of nuclear installations and was
continuously involved in international activities on nuclear and radiation safety.
Since 2011, Sergiy Bozhko worked at the National Nuclear Energy
Generating Company Energoatom
as Director on Nuclear and Radiation Safety. At Energoatom,
he dealt with nuclear fuel management, safety analysis of Ukrainian NPPs, radioactive waste management, and radiation
In 2014, Sergiy Bozhko was appointed Chairman of the State Nuclear Regulatory
Inspectorate of Ukraine.
In 2016, the President of Ukraine awarded a
commemorative medal ‘25 Years of Independence’ to Sergiy
Bozhko for significant personal
contribution to the establishment of independent Ukraine, affirmation of its
sovereignty and strengthening of international authority and for significant
contribution to nation building, socio-economic, cultural, and educational
development, active social and political activities, as well as diligent and
impeccable service to Ukrainian people.
Bozhko’s heart stopped beating at workplace.
SNRIU staff grieves and expresses sincere condolences to the bereaved family and
shares their grief.
memory of Sergiy Bozhko will forever remain in our hearts.