Degree in Mining Engineering and Geophysics, Moscow Institute Oil and Gas, 1990.
Master drill stem testing operations, wireline (logging) engineering Volgograd Nettegeophysica, 1990—1991. Wireline engineer Spets geographic information system or geographical information science, Orenburg, Russia, 1991—1993. Sales manager Computer Service, Volgograd, 1995—1996.
Field engineer, manager, regional manager, marketing manager Petro Alliance Service Company Ltd., Kogalym, Usinsk and Moscow, Russia, since 1996.
Member of Society Petroleum Engineers.
Married Elena Ektova. Children: Larisa, Ekaterina.