Born in Leningrad on December 25, 1956, graduated from the Moscow Aviation Technological Institute, in Metallurgical Engineering. Candidate of Technical Sciences.
Co-founder and President of the Petropavlovsk Group.
1994: founded the first venture of the future Petropavlovsk metallurgical group, called Pokrovsky Rudnik in the Amur Region.
2011 to 2014: represented the Amur Region on the Federation Council of the Russian Federation and was a member of the Committee for Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management.
October 2014: after leaving the post of Federation Council member, he was reappointed President of the Petropavlovsk Group.