Place of birth, education. Born in Zhdanov (now Mariupol), Donetsk region. In 1970 he graduated from the Mariupol Metallurgical Institute (metallurgical engineer).
Career. 1955-1960 1999 – 1999-1999 – plumber of the water supply department of the Zhdanovsky Metallurgical Plant named after Ilyich, plumber of the Stalinshakhtostroy construction department, coal miner on the fish minesweeper of the Glavmurmanrybprom flotilla, military service.
Further work biography with the Zhdanovsky Metallurgical Plant named after Ilyich, which after the renaming of the city became known as the Mariupol Metallurgical Plant named after Ilyich.
From 1960 to 1971 V. Boyko went from a cold metal cutter to a foreman of a sheet-rolling shop. Then he was a senior foreman of the sheet-rolling shop, deputy head of the production and administrative department for special production, head of the sheet-rolling shop.
In 1983-1990. – Deputy Head of the Production and Administrative Department of Rolling Production, Acting head, head of the production and administrative department, deputy director of the plant for the production and supply of products.
In 1990-1997 – General Director of Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.
Since 1997, after the corporatization of the enterprise, he has been the head of the board, general director of OJSC Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.
In 1993-1994 – Non-staff adviser to the President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk. From 1994 to 2002 – Member of the Donetsk Regional Council of two convocations. Member of the Council of Exporters under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (1999-2003), member of the Coordinating Council for Domestic Policy (1998-1999).
In 2002-2006 – People’s Deputy of Ukraine of the IV convocation from the bloc “For a United Ukraine!” (No. 4 on the electoral list), focused on President Leonid Kuchma. Member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Industrial and Regulatory Policy and Entrepreneurship. At various times he was a member of the United Ukraine and European Choice factions, from November 2003 to September 2005. – to the faction of the Party of Regions, and then he saw his allies as deputies from the Socialist Party of Ukraine, one of the main sponsors of which he later became.
In 2006-2007 – People’s Deputy of Ukraine of the 5th convocation from the Socialist Party (No. 8 on the list). Member of the VR Committee on Industrial and Regulatory Policy and Entrepreneurship.
In the 2007 early elections, V. Boyko was again in the forefront of the SPU candidates, but sponsorship injections did not help the party’s rating, which fell after joining the coalition with the Party of Regions and the Communist Party of Ukraine.
2012-2014 People’s Deputy of Ukraine of the VII convocation, from the Party of Regions (No. 7 in the list).
On January 16, 2014, he voted for “dictatorial laws” – a package of anti-democratic laws that significantly limited the rights of citizens and freedom of speech.
Vladimir Boyko died on June 10, 2015 at the age of 76.
Regalia. He was awarded the title “Hero of Ukraine” with the Order of the State (2003). He was awarded the Order of Merit of three degrees (1997, 1998, 2001). Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology (1999). Honorary citizen of Mariupol (1998). Honored Metallurgist of Ukraine.
State. In addition to the metallurgical plant itself, the Ilyich-Avia airline, the Donetsk Chemical and Metallurgical Factory, Umanfermmash OJSC, a number of agricultural enterprises in the Donetsk and Zaporozhye regions and the Crimea are in the field of OAO MMK named after Ilyich.
According to Focus magazine, published in March 2008, Boyko is the owner of a fortune of $ 3.15 billion and an honorable 6th place in the list of 130 richest Ukrainians. Moreover, as the publication notes, at the beginning of 2007, the noble metallurgist could boast of “only” $ 1.3 billion.
A similar estimate, $ 3.32 billion, was given in 2008 by the state of the general director of MMK named after Ilyich and the Korrespondent magazine.
In 2009, the Korrespondent magazine estimated Boyko’s fortune at $606 million, in 2010 – at $589 million (20th place in the Golden Hundred rating). In 2011, Focus magazine estimated Boyko’s fortune at $ 744.7 million (No. 31 in the ranking of “200 richest people in Ukraine”). In 2014, Forbes estimated Boyko’s fortune at $245 million.
Hobby. Art photography, fishing, athletics.