He was born in 1929.
Graduated from the I.M. Gubkin Moscow Oil Institute in 1952. Candidate of Technical Sciences (PhD).
1985: USSR Deputy Minister of Oil Industry in charge of the Chief Tyumen Production Division for the oil and gas industry.
From 1992 to 12 January 2010: General Director of OAO RITEK.
Since 2000: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO “LUKOIL”. Professor of the I.M. Gubkin Russian State Oil and Gas University, Lenin Prize winner and the Government of the Russian Federation Prize winner.
Elected to the LUKOIL Board of Directors since 1996.
Since 2010: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO RITEK.
Recipient of seven orders, four medals, and a Certificate of Honour of the Supreme Soviet of the Tatar ASSR.
Awarded a Certificate of Honour of the Russian Federation President in 2009.