Born Feb. 8, 1964 in the Panfilovo Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan.
1990 - graduated from the law school of Omsk State University
1990 -1993 - Post-graduate of the Law Faculty, Leningrad University (now St. Petersburg State University)
1992 -1994 - Chairman, Committee for the Property Control; Head Deputy of the Petropalace region Administration
1994 -1997 - Chairman Deputy- Director of the Real Estate Department; Senior Chairman Deputy, Committee for the Municipal Property Control of the St. Petersburg Administration
1997-1998 - Vice-governor; Chairman of the Committee for the Municipal Property Control of the St. Petersburg Administration
1998 - College member, Ministry for the State Property of the Russian Federation
1998 -2000 - Senior Minister Deputy, Ministry for the State Property of the Russian Federation
1999 - College member, Federal Commission on the Securities Market; Head of the Center for Strategic Research (Центр стратегических разработок)
2000 -2007- Minister of Economic Development and Trade
2007 - present, CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank of Russia
He speaks German and loves Goethe and German Expressionism.
Gref has been married twice and has two children.