He was born on October, 8, 1937 in Bor settlement, the Gorki region.
Rossel graduated from the Sverdlovsk Mining Institute. He began his working career at the trust 'Tagilstroi'.
He worked 27 years in the construction area, at the end of the 80-s he headed 'Glavsreduralstroi'.
In 1990-1991 he combined two positions - Chairman of the Sverdlovsk regional executive Committee and Chairman of the Sverdlovsk regional people`s deputies Soviet.
On October, 16, 1991 he was appointed Head of the Sverdlovsk region Administration.
On November, 11, 1993 he was appointed President of the Ural Economic Association.
Eduard Rossel is the leader of the political movement Transformation of the Urals since November 1993.
On December, 12, 1993 he was elected member of the Federation Soviet.
On April, 28, 1994 he was elected Chairman of the Sverdlovsk regional Duma.
On August, 20, 1995 he was elected Governor of the Sverdlovsk region.
On September, 20, 1998 he was appointed member of the RF Government Presidium, retaining the post of the Sverdlovsk region Governor.
In 2009 he resigned as Governor.
On December 10, 2009 he became member of upper house of Parliament of the Russian Federation.
On May 2016 Eduard Rossel became an honorary doctor of Ural Federal University.
He has a PhD in Technical Sciences and doctoral degree in Economics.
He is an academician of Russian Academy of Engineering and of International Academy of regional cooperation and development.
Married, has a daughter, a grandson.