Mr Kozhukhar was born on 14 February 1978. In 2000, he graduated from Donetsk National Technical University majoring in Electrical Engineering.
Mr Kozhukhar has been working in the power industry for 19 years, including 15 years at DTEK. He held various positions ranging from an electrical engineer to a technical director. At DTEK Donetsk Grids (formerly Donetskoblenergo) he was in charge of the central dispatch service.
In January 2019, Mr Kozhukhar was appointed the Director of the Technical Department of DTEK Grids.