Diploma in Economic Cybernetics, Moscow Academy Management, 1977. Postgraduate Diploma in International Economics, Academy Foreign Trade, Moscow, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Institute Marine Transportation, Moscow, 1986.
Lecturer Academy Foreign Trade, Moscow, 1989-1991. Director Konversbank, 1991-1994. Chief Executive Officer and chairman Trust and Investment Bank, 1994-1995.
President, chairman board directors Menatep Bank, 1995-1999. 1st deputy general director, commerce and finance Aeroflot, 1999—2002. Chairman board directors Russian Standard Bank, 1999—2003.
Advisor Prime Minister Russian Federal, since 2002. Chairman board Aeroflot, Moscow, since 2003.
Married Elena Vladimirovna Smirnova, April 4, 1953. Children: Maria, Georgy.