Born March 23, 1956 in Moscow.
1979: Graduated from the Economics Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
1982: Completed post-graduate studies at the Economics Department of MSU.
1982 – 1988: Assistant, lecturer, Moscow Institute of Construction Engineers.
1991 – 1992: Economic adviser to the Government of the Russian Federation.
1992 – 1993: Head of advisers to the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
1993 – 1994: Aide to First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
1994 – 1996: Deputy Director, Institute of Economic Problems of the Transitional Period.
1996 – 1998: Deputy of the Moscow City Duma.
1998 – 2000: Deputy Director, Institute of Economic Problems of the Transitional Period.
2000 – 2004: First Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation.
2004 – 2013: First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Central Bank.
Since June 24, 2013 till November 15, 2016: Appointed Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
The Investigative Committee of Russia announced that Ulyukaev had been detained in November 2016 due to allegations that he received a $2 million bribe for an assessment that led to the Kremlin-controlled oil company Rosneft's acquisition of a 50% stake in Bashneft.
This followed an apparent sting operation after months of surveillance.
On the same day, Vladimir Putin dismissed him from the ministerial position
Fluent in English and French.
Married, with 2 sons and a daughter.