Was born on February 22, 1957, in Moscow.
In 1979, he graduated from the Moscow Mining Institute.
1979-1993 worked at the Skochinsky Mining Institute where he occupied several positions from a research intern to a department head.
1993-1996, he was a Deputy Director General and, then, a Vice President of Russian Coal Company (Rosugol).
From 1998 to 2000, he was a State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Fuel and Energy of the Russian Federation. Then, until 2004, he was a Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.
2004-2008 he was the Director of the Department for Fuel and Energy, the Director of the Department for Governmental Energy Policy, and a Deputy Minister of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation.
In June 2008, he was appointed as a Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.
Doctor of Science (Economics), Candidate of Science (Engineering).