Born in Ufa on June 23, 1968.
In 1990, graduated from K. A. Timiryazev Agricultural Academy in Moscow, from Moscow State Mining University in 2001, and from the Presidential Russian Civil Service Academy in 2003. Mr Kobyakov holds a Candidate of Science degree in biology, a doctorate in economics, and is a professor.
Mr Kobyakov began his career in 1985 as a worker at Bashkortostan Geological Expedition to Mineral Deposits.
19941996 Russian Independent Trade Union of Coal Industry Workers.
19961999 Assistant to a State Duma deputy.
19922003 Deputy Governor of Kemerovo Region.
20032005 Deputy General Director of Yuzhbassugol United Coal Company.
20052012 held various posts in the Presidential Executive Office from chief adviser to deputy head of the Presidential Foreign Policy Directorate.
20122014 Head of the Presidential Secretariat.
Since April 2014 Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation
Mr Kobyakov holds the civil service rank of 1st class state adviser.
Married, with son and daughter.