Born August 23, 1971 in the town of Avdeyevka (Ukraine).
1993: Graduated from the Norilsk Industrial Institute with a degree in the Economics and Management in the Steel Industry.
2009: Graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in Management.
1988-1997: Hydrometallurgy machine operator, 1st grade; technician, assistant engineer for labour efficiency and wages, economic expert, finance office head of the accounts department, Zavenyagin Steel Combine, Norilsk.
1997-1999: Department head, board head, deputy director for economics, Zavenyagin Steel Combine, Norilsk.
1999-2000: Deputy director for economics/board head, deputy director for personnel/board head, Norilsk Mining Company Transpolar Branch.
2000-2002: Norilsk Deputy Mayor for economics and finance, Norilsk First Deputy Mayor.
2002-2007: Deputy Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory in charge of the Central Finance Board of the territorial administration.
2007-2008: First Deputy Governor and Prime Minister of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
2008-May 2012: Deputy Minister of Finance.
May 21, 2012: Appointed Minister of Energy by Presidential Executive Order.
Married, with two children.