He was born in Khimki, Moscow Region, on 18 October 1971. In 1993 he graduated from the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI) with the major in Radio Engineering. In 2003 he received a master's degree in Strategic Management at the Institute of Business Administration of the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.

In 1993 he joined Rostelecom as an expert in providing technical support. In 1994 he joined the Russian subsidiary of the American company US West International, where he climbed the career ladder from as a technician to a senior engineer. In 1996 – 2005 he worked with Multiregional TransitTelecom, with his last post being Head of New Technologies Department. In 2005 he became Business Development Manager at Lucent Technologies’ regional office providing services to Russia and the CIS.

He is not married and has three children.

His hobbies include hunting and motorcycling.