Born in 1957 in Orenburg region, Severny district, village Bogdanovka. Graduated from Buguruslansk Oil Technical School, profession - technic-oil-man, and from Ufa Oil Institute, Department of oil mining, profession - mining engineer. Upon graduation from the institute worked in Severneftegaz administration. In 1985-88 - instructor of propagation department of Sakhalin KPSU Committee. In 1993-98 - general director of Sakhalinmorneftegaz. In July, 1997 was appointed vice-president of oil company Rosneft. From October, 1998 - president of oil company Rosneft.