First Deputy Head of Russian Federation (RF) Government Staff.
Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Served at the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was posted on a number of overseas diplomatic missions.
Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, 1st class.
In 1997, joined the RF Presidential Administration: served as assistant to the president. In 2006, took part in the preparation of the G8 summit chaired by Russia.
Member of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy. Secretary of the Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation with Foreign Countries.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the APEC forum.
Recipient of state awards.