Graduated from the economic faculty of Higher School of Economics with honors. Since 2003 has been working in the financial and investment sphere (Vneshtorgbank, Severstal-auto, media holding «Expert»).
In 2008 together with partners raised investment, founded and became the head of the first Russian private investment fund in the film-making sphere First Media Fund.
In 2009 Nikita Trynkin became the managing director of Timur Bekmambetovs group of companies «Bazelevs». Under his direction the company was reorganized, «Bazelevs» studio became one of the leaders in the national film industry, established a new fund of projects development and an innovative business area.
During this period such projects as «Black Lightning», «Lucky Trouble», «Yolki», «Yolki-2», «9» (animation), «Kikoriki. Team Invincible» were produced with total box office in Russia over 100 million dollars.
In 2013-2015 Executive Vice-President of «Central Partnership». Responsible for the optimization of company business processes, long-term partnerships and investments, as well as for revival of film and television production.
In 2015-2016 General Director of «Art Pictures Group». Responsible for creation of a production company, launching its own television projects and evaluation of potential investment projects.
In 2016 Executive Vice-President of Star Media. Responsible for investments, strategic partnerships, operational efficiency and long-term business directions.
Minister of Education of the Russian Federation (until 21.01.2020)