In 1989 graduated from Yelsk University. From 1989 to 1990 studied in Moscow University, the Department of economy. In 1996 graduated from Harward Business School (MBA program). In 1991-92 - senior analyst in "Cannon Devane Associates". In 1992-94 -- head of land reform project in International Financial Corporation. In 1995 was "Herlitz International" company adviser on investment activity. In 1997 was Chairman adviser of RAO EES Russia Administration. From 1996 to April, 1998 - vice-president of "Access Industries, Inc." company. From 1998 - vice-president, director of corporate finance department of Tumen Oil Company.