Graduated from Magnitogorsk Mining and Metallurgical Institute named after G.I. Nosov.
He started working in the steel industry in 1985 at Beloretsky steel plant, was responsible for preparation of casting charge, then he worked as a senior foreman of open-hearth shop. From 1986 to 2005 he worked at the Belarusian Steel Works (Zhlobin), starting from the position of assistant steelmaker and to the Head of Technical Department. Technical Director of NLMK Ural since 2005.