He studied at the Cosmonautics and Flight Vehicles School of the Moscow Aviation Institute, graduating in 1994, and earned a financial management degree from the Higher School of Economics under the Government of RF in 1996.
In 2004, Mr. Gurko founded and led M2M Telematics Group, which united the leading companies from various segments of Russian navigation information market. From 2009 to 2012, he was the CEO of JSC «Navigation Information Systems» (NIS GLONASS).
Since May 2012, Mr. Gurko serves as the President of the Non-commercial Partnership for Development and Use of Navigation Technologies (GLONASS Union), Russian National Navigation Services Provider. GLONASS Union members are leading Russian companies in telecommunication, IT, and navigation markets, leading car manufacturers: JSC «VimpelCom», JSC «MegaFon», JSC «MTS», JSC «Rostelecom», JSC «Navigation Information Systems», JSC «Summa Telecom», JSC «Kronstadt», Cesar Satellite Group, Yandex LLC, Association «GLONASS/GNSS Forum», CJSC «Russian Telecom Equipment Company» (RTEC), JSC «GLONASS», JSC «Group T1», PJSC «KAMAZ» and JSC NIIMA «PROGRESS».
Mr. Gurko is a member of the Presidential Council for Economic Modernization and innovative development of Russia since 2012. In July 2015, he is a member of the Board of Directors the Joint Stock Company «GLONASS», where he heads the Committee for Strategy and Investment.