Born January 8, 1962 in the Kholm Abin region of Krasnodar Territory
1984 – graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Soviet Trade with a degree in economics
1984-1993 – worked for the firm “LenMebel’Torg” (Leningrad Furniture)
1993-2000 – was the deputy director, then director of marketing, then general director of the firm Furniture Market
2000- received a Ph.D. in economics
2000- became deputy head of the St. Petersburg branch of the Federal Tax Service
November 2001 – promoted to become head the St. Petersburg branch of the Federal Tax Service
2001- completed a second degree in law from St. Petersburg State University
Mar. 2, 2004- appointed deputy tax minister
June 27, 2004 – promoted to head of the Federal Tax Service
Feb.15, 2007 – appointed Defense Minister
Serdyukov was sacked by Putin on 6 November 2012 and replaced by Sergei Shoigu.
He was amnestied in 2014 by a presidential decree.
Since October 2015 he works as an Industrial Director for Rostec State corporation.
Serdyukov is married to a daughter of Viktor Zubkov, the 10th Prime Minister of Russia and previous chairman of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service of Russia.