Born in 1960.

Has higher education, in 1983 graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR.

Speaks English and Swahili.

Started his diplomatic career in 1983. Served in diplomatic missions in Uganda (1983–1988), Zimbabwe (1991–1996), Greece (1999–2002).

2006–2011 – Minister-Counsellor  of the Russian Embassy in South Africa. 

2011–2014 – Deputy Director of the Department of Africa of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Since 2014 – Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Representative Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the African Union.

Holds a diplomatic rank of Minister Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, 2nd class.

Married, with one adult daughter and one son, born in 2001.