Born January 3, 1961 In 1983. Graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations with the qualification "economist on international affairs". 1983-1990 he. - Engineer in the firm "Fertilizer" and "Ore" association "Soyuzhimeksport".
In 1990-1991. - Worked in the International Bank for Economic Cooperation (IBEC).
Since 1991. - President of the Foreign Economic Association "Interros" (from 1994. - Financial-industrial group Interros).
From 1992 to 1993. - Vice-President, then President of the Bank's International Finance Company.
Since 1993, Mr.. by 1996. - President ONEKSIM.
In March 1996, Mr.. entered with the board of directors of the oil company Sidanko.
April 13, 1996, Mr.. Federal Government joined the Board of Directors of Norilsk Nickel
August 15, 1996, Mr.. - March 17, 1997. - Deputy Prime Minister of Russia.
From May 1997-go - President ONEKSIM, chairman, bank "IFC Renaissance.
Since 1998 - Member of the Board of Directors of Svyazinvest.
On June 1, 1998 - President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the holding company Interros.
In 1998, Forbes magazine named Potanin
most "rich and smart businessman Russia.
In the summer of 1999 he was appointed deputy chairman of the governmental commission on the restoration of Yugoslavia
. In July 2000, stated that businesses should follow in the wake of government policy.
. July 3, 2001 speech at New York at the plenary meeting of the club's business elite, has called for the consolidation of the business community.
. Life Path
. Political views, the position
. Personal qualities, characteristics