Born February 23, 1969 in Murmansk.
1994: Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in Sociology.
1997: Completed his PhD in Economics at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
2000 – 2002: Doctoral programme at the Moscow Aviation Institute.
2006: Graduated from the Presidential Academy of Public Administration with a degree in Law.
1998 – 2000: Deputy Director General of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.
2000 – 2001: Business Director of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant.
2001 – 2003: Deputy Chairman of the State Investment Corporation (Gosincor).
2003 – September 2007: Director General of Oboronprom.
September 11, 2007: Appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Energy by a government executive order.
May 19, 2008: Appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade by Government Executive Order No. 700.
February 2, 2012: Appointed Acting Minister of Industry and Trade.
May 21, 2012: Appointed Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation by a presidential decree.