In 2002, graduated from St Petersburg State University, specialising in Political Science and Economics, CSc (Polit.).
Previously, Dmitry Yalov held various positions in the Department for Priority National Projects and the Russian Government Administration. In 20092010, he was acting Minister for Economic Development, Labour, Science and Higher Education of the Irkutsk Region. Expert of the Institute of Socio-economic and Political Studies.
Since 2012, Deputy Governor of the Leningrad Region and Chairman of the Economic Development and Investment Committee.