He was born on November 16, 1960. He graduated from Norilsk Industrial Institute with highest honors, majoring in «Industrial and civil construction». In 1984 he started his professional career as a foreman in the Construction and Erection Department of the shaft-sinking trust company of Norilsk Nickel. Then he became deputy head of the Production Department of the Construction and Erection Association «Norilskstroy». In 1995 he was appointed deputy general director of Norilsk Nickel.From 2000 Norilsk mayor, from 2003 governor of Taymyr (Dolgan-Nenets) Autonomous Region.On October 27, 2009 at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders he was elected Chairman of the Management Board of JSC "FGC UES".In June 2013 he was elected Director General of Joint Stock Company "ROSSETI".He is a member of the Russian Presidential Commission for Strategic Development of the Fuel and Energy Sector and Environmental Security.Vice chairman and senior adviser of World Energy Council (WEC) in charge of regional development.He has a number of national and industrial awards.