Born March 17, 1959.
1981: Graduated with honours from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Economics.
1981-1986: Intern researcher, junior researcher at the Central Economic Mathematical Institute at the USSR Academy of Sciences, man-machine system modelling laboratory.
1986-2006: Junior researcher, researcher, senior researcher, laboratory head at the Institute of Economics and Scientific and Technical Progress Forecasts at the USSR Academy of Sciences (later Institute of National Economy Prognostication at the Russian Academy of Sciences).
2000-2006: General director, Centre for Macroeconomic Analyses and Short-Term Prognostication.
2000-2006: External adviser to the Prime Minister.
2006-2008: Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Deputy Minister of Economic Development.
2008-May 2012: Director, Government Department of Economy and Finance.
May 21, 2012: Appointed Minister of Economic Development by Presidential Executive Order.