He was born on September, 7, 1963 in Simferopol (those time Ukraine, today Russia)
Graduated from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute (the radio-technical department) and the Ordzhonikidze Management University.
At the beginning of the 90-s he worked as the commercial director of the research-industrial enterprise "Firm TET".
1992-1993 - the deputy chairman of the board of the NIPEbank. In 1993 he transferred to the oil company "YUKOS", where he became the vice-president in 1994.
In 1997 he became the deputy chairman of the board of the "MENATEP" bank.
April 1998 till May 1999 - Minister of Fuel and Power Engineering of RF.
From 2000 to 2003 worked as Member of the State Duma of RF.
From 2002 to 2005, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russian Investor Protection Association.
From 2010 to January 2013 was the Chairman of the Council of the Union of Russian Shipowners .
Since 2003 - CEO of Promyshlennye Investory/ Industrial Investors Group (IIG).
Married, 1 child.