Graduate in Portuguese and French, Leningrad State University, Russia, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Leningrad State University, Russia.
Translator Mozambique, Angola. Instructor to head instructor, department foreign economic relations Executive Committee the Leningrad Soviet of People's Deputies, 1988—1991. Various positions to vice-mayor Vladimir Putin's chief of staff St. Petersburg Mayor’ General’ s Office, Russia, 1991—1996.
Deputy head, foreign economic relations section, presidential business management department Administration the President of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 1996—1997, section head main presidential control department, 1997—1998, chief of staff to the first deputy head the presidential administration, 1998—1999, deputy head, 2000—2008, presidential aide, 2004—2008. Chief of staff, secretariat of the prime minister Government the Russian Federation, 1999, deputy prime minister, since 2008. Chairman Rosneft, since 2004.
Consultant to the director Federal Security Service, Russia, 1999.