Was born on May 15, 1964 in Makeevka, Donetsk region. Citizen of Ukraine.
In 1986 graduated from the Donetsk polytechnic institute majoring in "Geological surveying, searches and investigation of mineral deposits", qualification - the mining engineer geologist.
More than 15 years worked as the chief geologist at the State geological enterprises. The general length of service - 32 years.
In 2009 was awarded by V. V. Luchitsky's medal.