December 24, 1960 in the Moldavian SSR. The son of playwright Alexander Gelman
In 1983 he graduated from the Moscow Institute of Communications.
From 1983 to 1985 worked as head of the Laboratory of optional equipment Chisinau television factory "Alpha". In 1985 he worked as an engineer of the Kishinev Institute of methods of nondestructive testing.
In 1985 - 90 - CEO NTTM in Kishinev.
In 1990 moved to Moscow and is the creator of an art gallery.
Is engaged imidzhmeykerstvom. Cooperates with imidzhmeykerskoy by Yefim Ostrovsky.
Awkwardly ran for the parliamentary elections of 1995.
Since June 1995 - co-owner of CJSC "Foundation for Effective Policy (FEP) (together with Mr.. Pavlovsky).
Since 1996 - co-owner of design bureau.
Holder "Compromising" in December 1996.
Since 1997 - co-editor (with Mr.. Pavlovsky) monthly magazine publicist "Pushkin".
In 1999 - Assistant P. V. Kiriyenko, head of the electoral headquarters of the Union of Right Forces.
Wife Julia. Has two sons, one of whom, Michael, and in 1999 enrolled in the Higher School of Economics and Finance.