He completed the Academy of Economic Security with a degree in Economics. Has a second degree in the field of Translation and Translation Studies.
He completed an international MBA programme in Agribusiness. Has experience working with major agro-industrial companies.
Until recently, he headed the Russian Veterinary Association, bringing together leading manufacturers of veterinary drugs for farm animals. His experience interacting with leaders in poultry companies and understanding of industry problems from within allowed him the opportunity to consolidate the industry along strategic issues at the Union.