He was born on January 16, 1960 in Irkutsk, Russia.
1982 - graduated from the Military Institute of foreign languages of the Ministry of defense of the USSR.
1991 - graduated from the Military diplomatic Academy.
1997 - graduated from Russian Academy of foreign trade of the Ministry of foreign economic relations and trade, specialty World economy.
2002 - graduated from Russian Academy of state service under the President of the Russian Federation on the specialty Lawyer.
Candidate of political Sciences.
1982-1986 - served as translator in Afghanistan.
1991 - 1995 - officer of the Main Intelligence Directorate (russian: GRU) of the General staff.
1998 - 1999: Director of the Department of transport Fund for the development of Russia.
1999 - 2001 - head of Department for regulation of natural monopolies on transport of map.
2001 - Minister of industry and innovations, Government of Nizhny Novgorod region.
2001 - 2003 - 1st Vice-Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region, the Vice-Governor.
2002 - ran for mayor of Nizhny Novgorod.
2003 - elected Deputy of the State Duma of the 4rth convocation from electoral district 117 (Nizhny Novgorod region).
Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Committee for energy, transport and communications.
2007 - 2010 - Deputy Minister of education and science, Deputy Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation.
Since 12 November 2010 - state Secretary and Deputy Minister of energy.
On October 4, 2017, Yuri Sentyurin was appointed as the next Secretary General of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) for a period of 2 years starting from January 2018.
Fluent in English, French and Persian.
Married. He has 2 children.