Born April 12, 1963 in Moscow.
1985: Graduated from the Moscow Finance Institute with a degree in finance and credit.
1985 – 1987: Economist, senior economist at the Finance Ministry of the RSFSR.
1989 – 1992: Chief economist, first rank economist, chief economist, sub-department deputy head and adviser at the Finance Ministry of the RSFSR.
February 1992: Department deputy head at the Economy and Finance Ministry of the Russian Federation.
1992 – 1997: Department deputy head at the Budget Board, division head and deputy head of the Budget Department, and deputy head of the Budget Department at the Finance Ministry.
1997 – 2003: Head of the Department for Macroeconomic Policy and Banking. Since March 22, 2001 has been member of the board of the Finance Ministry.
2003 – 2004: Deputy finance minister.
2004 – 2005: Director of the Department for Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations at the Finance Ministry.
2005 – 2011: Deputy finance minister.
September 27, 2011: Appointed acting finance Minister.
Since December 16, 2011: Minister of Finance.
May 21, 2012: Reappointed Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation by a presidential decree.
Married, has a son.