He was born in 1963.
Graduated from the Ivanovo Power Engineering Institute, majoring in Thermal power plants. Candidate of Technical Sciences.
A. Petrov has 30 years experience in the industry: he began to work at the Khmelnitsky NPP of Ministry of Atomic Energy of the USSR in 1985 as a driver crawler of 5th discharge at turbine shop.
From 1992 to 1999 he worked as Chief of line change at the Balakovo NPP.
From 1999 to 2001 - Deputy Chief Engineer for Operation at the Volgodonsk NPP.
In 2001 he was appointed Chief Engineer at the Volgodonsk NPP.
Since 2006 - Deputy General Director - Director of the Rosenergoatom, Smolensk nuclear power plant branch.
On September 7, 2015 he was appointed General Director of the Rosenergoatom.