Born in 1968.
In 1991, he graduated from the Economics Faculty of St Petersburg State University, majoring in Political Economy, Ph. D. in Economics.
In 1991–1993 — Teacher in the Economics Faculty of St Petersburg State University.
In 1992–1993 — Commercial agent of Frezi Grant JSC.
In 1993–1999 — General Director of Rossi CJSC.
In 1999–2004 — General Director of Corporation S LLC.
In 2004–2009 — Chairman of the Committee on Investments and Strategic Projects of the Government of St Petersburg.
In 2009 — Member of the Government of St Petersburg, Chairman of the Committee for Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade.
In 2009–2012 — Director of the Department of Industry and Infrastructure of the Government of the Russian Federation.
In 2012–2018 — Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
June-August 2018 — Chairman of the Strategy and Investment Committee of the Board of Directors of LSR Group.
Since August 2018 — Chairman of the Executive Committee, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of LSR Group.
Since 2019 — Vice Governor of St. Petersburg
Current State Adviser of the Russian Federation of second class.
List of honors and awards received: Order «For Merit to the Fatherland» 4th degree, Order
of Honour, Medal of the Order «For Merit to the Fatherland» 2nd degree, Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Honour, Commendation from the President of the Russian Federation.
Mr. Sokolov also received numerous insignias for services to Moscow and St. Petersburg.