He graduated from the East Kazakhstan Technical University with degree in "Heat, ventilation and air pollution control". He received MBA at the Kazakh-American Free University under program of the AES Company and graduated with Master's degree in "Management". Honored Power Engineer of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Mr. Kurilenko began his career in 1997 as the pumper in "AES Ust-Kamenogorsk CHP" (Republic of Kazakhstan). Over 15 years he worked in thermal power generation companies of AES Group in Kazakhstan, held senior positions at the CHP of the Group. In 2012 Mr. Kurilenko joined DTEK as the Director of Zaporizka TPP. Since March 2015 he joined DTEK Energy as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for the Directorate for electricity generation. Since September 2015 Mr. Kurilenko worked as the Acting Electricity Generation Director of DTEK Energy. In April 2016 he was appointed the Electricity Generation Director of DTEK Energy.