Born in 1959 in Grozny.
Upon graduation from Grozny Oil Institute in 1981 (profession - mining engineer on technologies and complex mechanization of oil and gas deposits development) worked during 9 years on different engineer-technical posts in oil-mining associations in West Siberia.
Then occupied the post of JSC Lukoil-Langepasneftegaz General Director deputy on foreign economic connections.
Since 1993 till 2011 worked as a Lukoil Vice-president on foreign connections, sea and foreign projects.
Married, has 3 daughters.