Born on 28 March 1965 in Elektrostal, the Moscow Region.
In 1987, he graduated with honours from the Department of Economics of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
In 1992, he defended his Ph.D. thesis on economics at the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
In 1993, he received a degree in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
He holds the degree of Candidate of Economic Sciences; has a good command of the English language.
Since 2015: Director of the Research and Forecasting Department at the Bank of Russia.