Mr Shirokiy was born on 30 August 1983 in Nizhny Novgorod.

In 2006 he graduated from the International Institute of Economics, Law and Management in Nizhny Novgorod.

He received further training at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne (Germany) specializing in System Analysis and Network Building and in International Business.

From 2005 to 2006 he worked for KPMG auditing company in the field of auditing international statements of financial organisations.

From 2006 to 2010 he worked in various regional subdivisions of VympelCom JSC.

In July 2010 he joined MTT JSC, initially as Commercial Director of the Urals Branch; then he was appointed Director of the South Branch, and then headed the company’s Urals Branch.

In July 2012 he was invited to the central office in Moscow as MTT JSC’s Sales Director.

Since December 2012 he worked as MTT’s Commercial Director.

In August 2013 he was appointed MTT JSC’s Deputy General Director for Commerce.