Born on June 17, 1951, in Krasnoyarsk.
1974: graduated from the Siberian Technological Institute as a production engineer.
1974-1975: foreman on the Nazimovo logging enterprise, Krasnoyarsk Association, Nazimovo, Krasnoyarsk Region.
1975-1977: foreman and senior superintendent on Nizhne-Kizirsky PMK-6, Krasnoyarsklesstroi, Koshurnikov, Krasnoyarsk Territory.
1977-1978: Chief of the Production Planning Department on Minusinsk PMK-22, Krasnoyarskkolkhozstroi, Minusinsk.
1978-1994: served in state security bodies.
1994-2000: Head of the East Siberian Regional Directorate of the VEK of Russia.
2000-2002: Head of the Currency Control Department, Finance Ministry of Russia.
2002-2004: First Deputy Chairman of the Fiscal Monitoring Committee of the Russian Federation.
2004-2007: Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Fiscal Monitoring.
September 18, 2007: appointed Head of the Secretariat of Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Viktor Zubkov.
May 22, 2008: appointed Head of the Federal Service for Fiscal Monitoring.
Mr Chikhanchin has a PhD in Economics and the title of Merited Economist of the Russian Federation.
State awards: Badge for Excellence in the Financial Service.
Married, with two children.