He was born on November 1, 1961 in Moscow.
He received his higher education at the Moscow Aviation Institute, from which he graduated in 1984 with a degree in mechanical engineering of aircraft. After graduating from the Moscow Aviation Institute, he studied at the graduate school of the Philosophy Faculty of the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov.
In the period 1990 - 2010, he took advanced training courses at LBS, Harvard University, INSEAD.
In 1983-1988 he was employed in Komsomol and did economic work in the Moscow Aviation Institute, in 1988-1993 - a private entrepreneur.
Throughout the 90s he worked in management positions in Inkombank, SternCement, «Vremya» group (brand «36,6»).
In 1998-99. - Director of the «Scenarios for Russia» project («Club 2015») (author of the idea).
In the period 1999-2011. worked as Chief Financial Officer at «VimpelCom» (NYSE listed then, now part of the VEON group), «Wimm-Bill-Dann» (NYSE listed then, now part of the Pepsi group) , Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK).
In 2012 - 2019. actively cooperated with MSHU Skolkovo: in 2012-2014. - Director of Research, then - Member of the International Academic Council of the School and the Management Committee of the Institute for Emerging Markets Research.
Since 2014, he has been predominantly engaged in teaching (NES, Moscow School of Economics Skolkovo, HSE, Sberbank Corporate University, programs for corporate clients), participation in the work of the Board of Directors (at various times NES, Volga-Dnepr, M.Video, Multikubik, BI Group (Kazakhstan) ), investments in small companies.