Born in Lipetsk Region, Russia on February 11, 1953. Graduated from Moscow Institute of Railroad Transport Engineers (1975), and the Higher School of the KGB of the USSR (1979).
Starting from 1977, he was employed by state security bodies.
Starting from 1979, he served in KGB Administration, Office of the Ministry of Security – Administration of the Federal Counterintelligence Service – Administration of the Federal Security Service (UMB-UFSK-UFSB of the RF) in Nizhny Novgorod Region.
In 1992 – 2006 – the head of the UMB-UFSK-UFSB of the RF in Nizhny Novgorod Region.
Worked as the Chair of the Council of FSS Bodies Heads in Volga Federal District (since 2001), the Deputy Director of the FSB of Russia - Head of the Administration of the National Anti-Terrorist Committee (since 2006), Senior Deputy Secretary of the RF Security Council (since 2008), a standing representative of the President in the Northwestern Federal District (since 2013).
In 2016 he was appointed the Head of the FCS of Russia.
Awarded the orders “For Merit to the Fatherland” of the III and the IV degree, “For War Services”, decorations “Honorary Officer of Counterintelligence Service”, “For Service in Counterintelligence” of the II degree, medals of the USSR and RF.
Candidate of Legal Sciences, the distinguished officer of the security bodies of the RF.
Married, has two children.