Born in 1957.
PhD (Technical Sciences)
1984: Graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State Mining Institute (formerly Leningrad Mining Institute) with a degree in technology and the comprehensive mechanization of mineral deposit underground development.
1984-2002: Worked in the Voprkutaugol production association; started as a mine foreman and finished as its technical director.
2003-2004: Deputy CEO of the Prokopiyevsk Coal Company.
2004-2006: Head of the Coal Industry Department of the Federal Energy Agency.December 2006: Appointed General Director of the Arktikugol State Trust. Honorable Miner. Holder of the Mining Glory title in three classes. Honorable Worker of the Coal Industry.