Born on March 6, 1965 in Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
1989: Graduated from the Moscow Financial Institute, later defended a candidate thesis in economics.
1989-1992: Leading specialist at Vnesheconombank.
1992-1994: Deputy, and then first deputy chairman of the board of commercial banking group, International Financial Company.
1994-1996: Chairman of the board, president of commercial banking group, International Financial Company.
1996-2001: General director and chairman of the board of nickel and palladium mining and smelting company Norilsk Nickel.
2001-2002: Governor of the Taimyr (Dolgano-Nenets) Autonomous Area in northeast Siberia.
2002-2010: Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory (East Siberia).
Appointed Deputy Prime Minister and the President's plenipotentiary representative in the North Caucasus Federal District by Presidential Decree No. 83 dated January 19, 2010.
May 21, 2012: Reappointed Deputy Prime Minister, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District by a presidential decree.
Married, with a daughter.