Viktor Zubkov was born on September 15, 1941, in Arbat, Kushvinsky District, Sverdlovsk Region.
He graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Leningrad Agricultural Institute.
Doctor of Economics.
Viktor Zubkov headed a number of agro-industrial enterprises and specialized divisions in the governing bodies of the Leningrad Region.
Deputy Head of the External Relations Committee of the St. Petersburg Mayor's Office.
Deputy Head of the Russian Federal Tax Service – Head of the St. Petersburg State Tax Inspectorate.
Deputy Minister for Taxes and Levies of the Russian Federation – Head of the St. Petersburg Directorate of the Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Russian Federation.
First Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation, Acting Chairman of the Financial Monitoring Committee of the Russian Federation.
Head of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service.
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
Russia's Special Presidential Representative for Cooperation with the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, Chairman of the Management Committee and Director General of Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo.
Russia's Special Presidential Representative for Cooperation with the Gas Exporting Countries Forum.
Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors since 2008.