Theme：nnovative Development of Aviation
Speaker：Mikhail A. Pogosyan
Time：Tuesday, 26th May 2015, 9:30--10:15 AM
Venue：Room 1216, Aerospace Building
Mikhail A. Pogosyan is the outstanding Russian aircraft designer and entrepreneur. He is a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and is a Member of the Entrepreneurial Council of Russian Government.
In 1979, he graduated with honors from Moscow Aviation Institute and started his career at the engineering plant named after P. O. Sukhoi (now - JSC “Sukhoy Design Bureau”). He started as a Design Engineer and then held the posts of the First Deputy Chief Designer (1992-1998), Chairman of Directors Board of the Design Bureau (1995-1999), and eventually, General Director of the “Sukhoi Design Bureau” (starting from May 1999). From May 1999 to July 2007, he was elected General Director of JSC Sukhoi.
In January 2009, Mikhail A. Pogosyan was appointed General Director of JSC "Russian Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation MiG". Since 31st January 2011, he was elected General Director of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) for period of 5 years. In March 2011, he entered the Board of Directors of "Rosnano". In June 2011, he was elected Chairman of Directors Board of JSC "Irkut Corporation", which possesses one of the largest aircraft manufacturing holdings in Russia, and also became a member of the Supervisory Board of NP "Union Aircraft Manufacturers". In the same month, Pogosyan was elected Chairman of the board of directors of OJSC "Sukhoi Company". On 29th January 2013, members of the Board of Directors of JSC "Sukhoi Civil Aircraft" voted for the appointment of Poghosyan as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Pogosyan is the author of 11 patents and inventions, 14 scientific papers, a Laureate of the State RF Prize in 1997 and Laureate of the Russian Government Prize in 1998. In 2002, he was awarded the Order of Honor for his contribution to the creation of the Su-33, which has put into service for Russia’s Navy.
Mikhail Pogosyan received his undergraduate degree from Moscow Aviation Institute and a doctorate degree from the Russian Academy of Sciences.