Born October 13, 1968 in Elektrostal in the Moscow Region.
1992: Graduated from Gubkin State Academy of Oil and Gas with a degree in Automation and Telemechanics
1992-1993: microprocessor-based systems lab engineer at the Gazpriboravtomatika design bureau
1993-1996: worked at financial companies Your Securities, the investment and industrial group SINT, the settlement firm SINT and the investment firm SINT.
1996-1998: worked at the company Prema-Invest as dealer and analyst in the Financial Instruments Department; Head of the Information Analysis Section; leading analyst at the Analysis and Marketing Department.
1999-2000: served at the Fuel and Energy Ministry as adviser, Deputy Head of Department and then Head of the Production Sharing Agreements Department
2000-2001: worked at LUKoil's Main Department for Investment and Finance and Main Department for Corporate Financing and Investment.
2001-2005: Head of Department at Zarubezhneft.
2005-2008: Head of the Economics and Finance Department at the Ministry of Natural Resources.
2008-2011: Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.
2011-May 2012: Chief Executive of state geology holding company Rosgeologia.
May 21, 2012: Appointed Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection by Presidential Executive Order.