Senior HSE Advisor
A graduate of St.Petersburg State University (St.Petersburg, Russia) with a post-graduate diploma in occupational safety and health, Sergey Kharitich was coordinating the activities of the International Trade Union Confederation in the Commonwealth of Independent States and worked in close cooperation with the International Labour Organisation and other international institutions.
Sergey joined EVRAZ in February 2008 as an expert in employee relations management, developed himself into an HR generalist and then strengthened the HR and HSE function of EVRAZ international business. Sergey was EVRAZ' Global Director, Health & Safety in 2013 - 2017 with the key focus on developing a positive safety culture, ensuring management commitment to safety and designing and implementing behaviour-based safety initiatives across all EVRAZ operations. Working out of EVRAZ' operational headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Sergey operated in a multicultural setting and managed the occupational safety of all businesses of the Company, including steelmaking, ore and coal mining, logistics, etc. Currently acting as an independent safety professional, Sergey maintains the key focus with a strong belief that a positive safety culture can only be built on the basis of transparency, both in safety issues and in management generally.
Sergey Kharitich has been a keynote speaker at numerous HSE conferences, both Russian and international.