Born January 20, 1957
He graduated from the Engineering and Technical Department of the Kabardino-Balkaria State University (extramural studies) in 1984 specializing in Metal-Cutting Equipment and Tools.
From 1979 to 1985, was engaged in Komsomol and party activities.
From 1985 to 1995, he served in state security agencies.
From 1995 to 2010, he headed commercial structures in the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic.
From 2010 to 2013, he worked in the apparatus of the Supervisory Department of the Executive Office of the President of the Russian Federation. He is a Full State Counsellor 3rd Class.
Since May 2013, he has been Adviser to the President of NK RussNeft PJSC.