Born in 1945 in g. Vladikavkaz. Ossetians.
In 1967 he graduated from the Economics Faculty of Moscow State University. Ph.D. in Economics.
. In 1968 - 69 he worked in Algeria.
. In 1969 - 70 he attended graduate school at Moscow State University.
. In 1971 - 80 - Head of Department of All-Union Institute of Scientific and Technical Information.
. In 1980 - 87 - Head of the Ministry of Forestry of the RSFSR.
. From 1987 to 1992 - General Director of JV "Soyuzforinvest.
. Since 1992 - Chairman of the Board of JSCB "Ironbank.
. From September to December 1991 - a member of Business Council under the President of the USSR.
. In 1992 - 93 - member of Business Council under the President of Russia.
. He was deputy chairman of the Association of joint ventures, international associations and organizations.
. Speaks French.
. Married with two sons.