Graduated from the Kirov Ural Polytechnic Institute in 1986, Candidate of Sciences (Engineering), Doctor of Science (Economics).
In 1991-1998, he held senior positions at large metallurgical enterprises of the Urals.
In 1999 he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sinarsky pipe plant.
Has been with ТМК since 2002. Currently - President of Sinara Group, member of the Board of Directors in industrial and financial companies, member of the Management Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; earlier - CEO of ТМК, CEO of Sinara Group, executive of metallurgical and pipe companies.