Chairman of the Board of Directors, NLMK
Since 1998 - Chairman of the Board of Directors, NLMK Group.
Since 1996 - Member of the Board of Directors, NLMK Group.
Since 1993, he has been member of the boards of directors in several leading Russian metallurgical enterprises.
Since 1986 - Deputy Chief Engineer, then Deputy Director General of the Karaganda Iron and Steel Works.
In 1975 he began his career as an electrical fitter. He worked in the Scientific Production Association Tulachermet, making the way from furnace helper to deputy head of workshop.
He graduated from the Siberian Metallurgical Institute with a degree in Foundry of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals, in 1990 - from the Higher Commercial School at the Academy of Foreign Trade, in 1992 - from the Academy of National Economy with a degree in Economics and Management.
Doctor of Technical Sciences, Doctor of Economics, Professor of the Market and Economic Mechanism Department of the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Laureate of the USSR Council of Ministers Prize in Science and Engineering. Honorary metallurgist of Russia. Knight of the Order of Honor.