He was born in 1940 in Kazakhstan.
In 1969 he graduated from the Moscow Gubkin Institute of Petrochemical and Gas Industry and then worked at the technical college as a teacher of Economics and Planning Organization.
In 1071-1981 - chief engineer, deputy head, head of the labor organization and production management department at the Nizhnevartovsk drilling department 1 of 'Glavtumenneftegas'.
In 1981-1983 he was deputy head of this department, then department head of 'Nizhnevartovskneftegas'.
In 1985-1989 - head of the drilling department in 'Noyabrskneftegas'.
In 1989-1994 - general director of 'Varyeganneftegas'.
In 1994-1997 - president of the oil company 'SIDANKO'.