Born January 27, 1940 in a. Nartan Kabardino-Balkar ASSR.
In 1961 he graduated from the North-Caucasian Mining and Metallurgical Institute (z. Vladikavkaz), specializing in metallurgical engineer.
. From 1961 to 1986 he worked at the Norilsk Mining and Metallurgical Plant in the positions of the goldsmith copper plant to the Director of the Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant.
. From 1986 to 1991 - Director of the Balkhash mining and metallurgical plant (Kazakhstan).
. Since the beginning of 1996 - General Director of JSC "Severonickel, a subsidiary of RAO Norilsk Nickel
. Member of the Board of RAO Norilsk Nickel.
. From July 1996 - First Deputy General Director of RAO Norilsk Nickel.
. Since March 1997 - General Director of RAO Norilsk Nickel (former Norilsk Mining and Metallurgical Combine).
. Since June 1997 - Member of the Board of Directors of RAO Norilsk Nickel.
. Since October 1997 - Member of the Board of Directors of JSC Norilskgazprom.
. In December 1997, was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Krasnoyarsk Krai.
. In October 1999, left his post as general director of JSC "Norilsk nickel" and took over as general director of JSC "Norilsk Mining Company".
. From January 2000 - First Deputy General Director of RAO Norilsk Nickel.
. Hero of Socialist Labor
. He has state awards.
Married. Has two daughters.