Chairman of the board of RAO Rosshelf.
He was born in July, 1940 in Saratov.
In 1958 he graduated from Saratov Petroleum technical school (profession v drilling technician).
In 1964 he got the profession -mining engineer on oil&gas deposits surveys" at the Gubkin Institute of petrochemical and gas industry.
In 1987 he graduated from the Academy of People-s Economy. Master of technical sciences.
Upon graduation from Saratov petroleum technical school he worked in "Sakhalinneft" as an assistant driller, assistant drilling expert at the trust Dalnefterazvedka.
Since 1976 he worked in Timan-Pechora oil&gas province (was head of the surveys of the Khariagin deposit), after that he was deputy general director on drilling of "Komineft".
In 1981 he was appointed general director of "Ukhtaneftegazgeologiya".
In 1987 he occupied the position of RF deputy minister of geology.
Since 1988 he was deputy head of the Main Board of RF Ministry of Petroleum Industry on oil&gas sea deposits surveys. After that he was appointed first deputy minister of petroleum industry.
In 1991 he was appointed vice-president of the state corporation Rosneftegaz.
In 1993 he was included into the board of directors of RAO Gazprom.