Yevgeny Semenenko was appointed Labour and Social Protection Minister of Kyrgyzstan

On September 30, 2005 Yevgeny Semenenko was appointed by President’s Decree Labour and Social Protection Minister of Kyrgyzstan.

News | 30 September 2005
Yevgeny Semenenko started his career as an electrician at a services centre. Then he worked as a fitter at the Cholpon footwear factory. During the Soviet times he held senior posts in the Young Communist League (Komsomol), including the position of second secretary of the Kyrgyz YCL’s Central Committee. From 1992 Yevgeny Semenenko worked at the republic’s council of trade unions’ Voluntary Sports Association. In 1994 Mr. Semenenko was appointed head of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry’s diplomatic service, which was renamed into the state-run enterprise of diplomatic service in 2000. In 2005, he worked for the private construction firm “MBM-Stroi”.

Mr. Semenenko graduated from the School of History of the Kyrgyz State University, the School of Economics of Kyrgyzstan’s Skryabin Agricultural Institute and the Academy of Social Sciences. He was awarded the Order of Honour and the medal For Distinguished Labour Merits.

Yevgeny Semenenko has a good command of English. Married, two children.

ILO Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Friedrich Butler congratulated Yevegeny Semenenko on his appointment and wished him every success in discharging his new duties. He also pointed out that the office of the ILO National Correspondent would be opened in Kyrgyzstan, which “will facilitate the provision of ILO policy advice and technical support and would strengthen direct contact between the ILO, the Labour and Social Protection Ministry and the social partners.”