Born on October 13, 1968 in Elektrostal, Moscow Region.
1992: Graduated from the Gubkin State Academy of Oil and Gas.
Worked for the Russian Ministry of Fuel and Energy, LUKoil and Zarubezhneft.
2005 – 2008: Director of the Economics and Finance Department at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
2008 – 2011: Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment.
2011: Director General of Rosgeo.
May 21, 2012: Appointed Minister of Natural Resources and Environment under a presidential executive order.
March 14, 2015: Appointed Deputy Chairman of the State Commission for Arctic Development under a Government resolution.