He was born in 1949 in Haiden, Colorado, USA.
In 1972 he graduated from the Wyoming University (USA), has a Bachelor`s degree in physic-mathematical sciences.
In 1991 he graduated from the Business School Administration at the Columbia University (USA) with the qualification 'Executive MBA'
In 1972-1984 he occupied different positions in the 'Amoko' company, USA.
In the middle 1980-s he worked in 'Amoko Exploration' (Great Britain) as vice-president and was responsible for oil extraction operations in the region of the North Sea.
In 1992-1995 he was Executive director at GUPCO (Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company) - a joint enterprise of 'Amoko' and the government of Egypt.
In 1995-1996 he held the posts of President and general manager of 'Amoko Argentina'.
In 1996-1999 he occupied the positions of President and General Manager of 'Amoko Egypt'.
In 1999-March 2000 he was Executive Vice-president of the oil company 'SIDANKO'.
In March 2000 he became President of the oil company 'SIDANKO'.