Yury Slyusar takes up the post of Director of UACOn January 16, 2015 the Board of Directors of United Aircraft Corporation elected Yury Slyusar President of UAC for a 5-year term and allowed him to combine several positions on the boards of directors of other organizations.
On January 19, 2015 Ilyushin Aviation Complex held a meeting on the development of aircraft industry under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Rogozin. At this meeting Dmitry Rogozin, who is in charge of defence, missile and space industry, and Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov presented the new corporate president Yury Slyusar to the members of UAC.
Denis Manturov expressed his appreciation of work of the former UAC President Mikhail Pogosyan, highlighting corporate activity with SSJ-100 and Su-35 projects and other aeronautical areas.
In his turn Yury Slyusar thanked his colleagues for joint work as Deputy Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. And then, as President of UAC, he invited them to combine efforts in complex economic environment and abandon the competition inside the corporation.
When presenting Yury Slyusar, Dmitry Rogozin spoke about aims of the new UAC management. One of the primary goals is development and manufacturing of civil aviation, and ousting of foreign competitors from the country market. Therefore it is extremely important for the new leader to lay emphasis on the design capacity, because “ultimately, talented people at their proper positions, this engineering elite, make bigger influence on the result of work, than machines.”
Before he was elected President of UAC Yury Slyusar had been Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade in charge of aeronautical and radioelectronic industry. Before that, from 2010 to 2012 he was Head of the Aeronautical Industry Department of the Ministry of Industry and trade. Earlier he was Associate Minister, worked in Aeronautical Programmes Committee of military-industrial complex Oboronprom, was Director of JSC Rosvertol for four years. He graduated from Moscow State University, then did postgraduate studies in Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy where he took a candidate’s degree in Economics.