The Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine #427-r of March 17, 2010, accepted the resignation of NSAU Director General Mr. Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Yuriy Alekseyev was born on December 6, 1948, in Dnipropetrovsk. He graduated from the Dnipropetrovsk State University in 1972.
From 1972 to 2005 he worked at the Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant Production Association as assistant to foreman, foreman of the liquid propellant engines manufacture section, senior foreman (1972-1980), deputy workshop manager and workshop manager (1980-1985), the Deputy Chief Engineer (1985-1988), the Chief Engineer, the First Deputy General Director (1988-1992) and the General Director (1992-2005).
Yuriy Alekseyev made a significant contribution into development and implementation of serial production of the R-36М, R-36М UTTKh, R-36М2 (SS-18, Satan), MR-UR-100 UTTKh, RТ-23 UTTKh (SS-24, Scalpel) strategic missile systems, the Cyclone and Zenit space launch vehicles and other military and civil space vehicles. He is one of the initiators and leading managers of the Sea Launch, Dnipro, and Land Launch international programs.
From 2005 to 2009 Yuriy Alekseyev held the position of Director General of the National Space Agency of Ukraine. Under his management, the NSAU signed the Ukrainian-Chinese cooperation plan for 2006-2010, the Ukrainian-Russian cooperation programs for 2007-2011, as well as a number of bilateral agreements on joint projects development with the leading Space Agencies, such as CNES (France), the ESA (European Community), DLR (Germany), and NASA (USA) etc. Yuriy Alekseyev was managing the development and implementation of the National Space Program of Ukraine for 2008-2012.
Winner of the State Prize of Ukraine (1993). The Hero of Ukraine (2003). Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics.