Was born on August 18, 1954, in Drachenino village of Kemerovo region.
In 1977 graduated from Moscow’s Higher Technical College by H.E. Baumann in the “Aircraft engines” specialty.
He has a degree of Doctor of Technical Science with a focus on automated control systems
Since 1988 – chief of the scientific-production department in the Eastern division of the All-Russian Scientific and Research Institute for major pipelines construction;
1990-1993 – member of parliament of the Bashkir Autonomous Republic’s Supreme Council, chairman of the Supreme Council’s commission for ecology and rational use of natural resources;
1993-1994 – Director of the Institute of applied ecology and nature management of the Republic of Bashkortostan;
1994-1996 – Minister of wild-life conservation, nature management, prevention and liquidation of the emergency situations’ after-effects of Bashkortostan Republic;
1996-1999 – Minister for emergency situations and ecological security of Bashkortostan, member of the Security Council of the Republic of Bashkortostan;
1999-2000 – Head of the department for prevention and liquidation of emergency situations under the Emergencies Ministry of Russian Federation (Moscow);
2000-2002 – Chief federal inspector of Bashkortostan under the Plenipotentiary of the President of Russian Federation in Volga federal district;
2002 – Acting deputy Plenipotentiary of the President of Russian Federation in Volga federal district.
2003-2004 – Chief of the interregional inspectorate for the biggest tax-payers N4; head of the Biggest Tax-Payers Department under the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation;
March 22, 2004 – May, 20th 2009 – Head of the Federal Water Resources Agency under control of the Ministry of Environmental resources of Russia;
July 2009-July 2010 – deputy President of “RUSHYDRO”.
On July 15, 2010, Khamitov was appointed the interim acting President of the Bashkortostan Republic in accordance with the decree of the President of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.
On 14 September 2014, most of the votes (82.17%) were given to the acting Head of republic by the citizens of the Bashkortostan Republic;
Mr. Khamitov is married, has two children, one grandson and one granddaughter
His hobbies include downhill skiing, reading, going to theatres, and music.