An economic expert with many years of experience in government as an economic policy adviser and head of a group of advisers to ministers, deputy prime ministers and prime ministers. He also collaborated with business structures in management positions.

In 1994 he graduated with honors from Moscow State Mining University with a degree in economics. Since 1994 he has worked in the Ministry of Coal Industry, the Ministry of Economy, the Cabinet of Ministers, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, in independent think tanks, as well as in leading international and Ukrainian commercial companies.