Victor Koksharov was born on August 1, 1964 in Kamensk-Uralsky, the Sverdlovsk region.
In 1986 graduated from the Faculty of History of Gorki Ural State University. After graduation started working in the university as assistant at the Department of History of USSR. Later became the senior lecturer at the Department of Contemporary History and Theory of International Relations.
In 1992 he was awarded the PhD in History; research subject - "Activities of American Oil Companies in Saudi Arabia (1933-1945)".
In 1995 Victor Koksharov started working as chief specialist at the Department of External Affairs of the Presidium of the Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences. Till May 2004 he occupied the position of the Head of Department in the Ministry of International and Foreign Economic Relations of the Sverdlovsk Region. In May 2004 he was appointed the Minister of International and Foreign Economic Relations of the Sverdlovsk Region.
In 2007-2009 he worked as Chairman of the Sverdlovsk Region Government.
Dr. Koksharov was appointed the Rector of Ural Federal University by the Decree of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Victor Koksharov is a graduate of the management programme (Germany), professional retraining courses of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (Germany), professional retraining courses within the frames of TACIS programme.
Participated in the study programme of the US Information Agency for the State Support for Small and Medium Business. Underwent internship within the programme "Direct foreign investments' in the Joint Vienna Institute.
Fluent in German and English. Married. Has a daughter.