Born on September 7, 1960, in Leningrad.
Graduated from Leningrad State University.
1988-1991: worked at the Executive Committee of the Leningrad City Council.
1991-1996: worked at St Petersburg City Hall.
1996-1998: worked in the Administrative Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation, Main Control Directorate of the Russian President.
1999: Head of the Secretariat of the First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia.
August 1999: appointed Head of the Secretariat of the Prime Minister of Russia.
2000: Deputy Head of the President's Executive Office.
March 2004: Deputy Chief of the President's Executive Office - an Aide to the Russian President.
May 12, 2008: First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia.