Born on 7 June 1973 in Kovdor, Murmansk Region. Graduated with honours fr om the Ural State Mining and Geological Academy (mining electrical engineer) and St. Petersburg State Transport University (manager-economist).
His career started in 1993 as an electrical fitter at the flotation site of OA Kovdorsky Mining and Processing Plant.
From 1995 to 1998 he worked as an engineer in the Electrical Laboratory of the plant.
Since 1998, he transferred to the management department of the Kovdorsky Plant, wh ere he worked his way up from a foreign trade specialist to a logistics director.
On 10 October 2017, elected head of Kovdor District.
In 2018, together with Murmansk Regions team took professional retraining course Development of Regional Teams at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
He is fond of sports. He is married with a son, two daughters and two grandchildren.
Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (until 21.01.2020)