Born September 3, 1941 in g. Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod) in the family servant, Russian.
. From 1957 to December 1960 worked as a trainee fitter, fitter assembly mechanic works on the Gorky Automobile Factory (GAZ).
. He graduated from the evening department of the Gorky Polytechnic Institute named A
. A. Zhdanov in 1965, specializing in mechanical engineer ". At the same time continued to work on GAZ. Upon graduation in 1965 received a distribution of gas master press shop.
From 1967 he worked at the Volga Automobile Plant (VAZ) in g. Togliatti. He was deputy chief of a large stamping shop, shop superintendent big punching, deputy director, director of press production, then deputy director general for the production of software "AvtoVAZ".
. Within four years, led the Soviet technical delegation in Italy (r
. In 1976, was trained in the United States in the Graduate School of managers.
. From 1986 - First Deputy General Director - Director of Science and Technology Center for AvtoVAZ.
. From December 1988 - general director of AvtoVAZ, 1993 - President-CEO of AvtoVAZ, established January 5, 1993 the State Property Committee of Russia.
. In 1973 - 86 was the deputy Avtozavodsky District Council of People's Deputies, Mr.
. Togliatti, in 1986 - 90 - deputy of the Kuibyshev Regional Council.
. In 1989 was elected deputy of the USSR.
. Since September 1992 - Chairman of the Council on Industrial Policy of the Government of Russia.
. In February 1993, appointed a member of the Presidential Council.
. Since 1993 - Chairman of the Board of Directors of All-Russia Automobile Alliance.
. Since the beginning of 1995 - co-chair of the Volga-Kama financial-industrial group.
. In January 1996, appointed First Deputy Prime Minister.
. August 9, 1996, together with the RF Government resigned.
. On November 16, 1996 - Chairman of the Board of Directors of AvtoVAZ.
. On the same day was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC "Automotive Finance Corporation.
. Co Rossiyskogo national charity supporting social and economic culture and art.
. Honorary Professor of Samara State Technical University, academician of the Academy of Transport of Russia, full member of the International Engineering Academy, full member of the Engineering Academy of Russia.
. Has a number of scientific papers.
. He has state awards.
. Speaks Italian.
. By tradition, goes on the car last VAZ.
. Wife - Nina Kadannikov
, not working. Two daughters: Tatiana (1964, for her husband - Sharaeva), economist VAZ, and Catherine (1975), a student at the State Institute of Theatrical Arts. A. V. Lunacharsky. There is a grandson.