Born February 8, 1964 in the Pavlodar region, Kazakh SSR, where his parents were deported in 1941. Ethnic Germans.
. From 1982 to 1984 held an emergency military service.
. In 1990 he graduated from the Faculty of Omsk State University, in 1993 - graduate of St. Petersburg State University.
. From 1991 to March 1992 - Legal Adviser of the Committee for Economic Development and Property Administration Petrodvorets district of St. Petersburg.
. From March 1992 to October 1994 - Chairman of the Committee on Property Management Petrodvorets district of St. Petersburg.
. Since October 1994 - Deputy Chairman of the Committee, Director of Real Estate Committee for State Property Management (KUGI) St. Petersburg.
. In July 1997 he was appointed first deputy chairman of KUGI St. Petersburg.
. 2 September 1997 was appointed Vice-Governor - Chairman of the Committee for State Property Management (KUGI) St. Petersburg.
. During the leadership KUGI accused of abuse.
. From January 1998 - Member of the Board of the Ministry of State Property (CIC).
. 12 August 1998 was appointed First Deputy Minister of State Property.
. In April 1999, joined the board of directors of JSC "Svyazinvest".
. June 4, 1999 became a member of the College of the FCSM.
. Member of the Board of Directors of OJSC "Aeroflot - Russia's international airline.
. Since 1999 - Chairman of the Board of Directors of OJSC "International airport" Sheremetyevo ".
. August 26, was elected to the Board of Directors of JSC "Gazprom".
. Since September 1999 - Member of the board of state representatives in JSC "Transneft".
. Since December 1999 - Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Center for Strategic Research.
. May 18, 2000 was appointed Minister of Economic Development and Trade.
. His wife, Elena, worked as a lecturer at the Higher Military Academy, Mr.
. Pushkin, Leningrad Oblast. Son of Oleg.