He was born on January 29, 1962. Graduated from the chemistry-biological oriented school №5 in 1979; Did his military service as a soldier at the Siberian Military District within1980-1982 years.. Entered the School of Economy of Kiev State University named after Taras Shevchenko in 1985 and graduated from with honors in 1990. He won the second place at the Union- wide Olympiad on “Organization of economy and production” held among students in 1989. In 1994, he headed the “Profi – AD” LTD (Kiev) company. He entered the doctorate of the Kiev State University in 1995 and successfully defended the doctoral thesis on “Integration of the transition economy into the world economy” in 1998. He performed a pedagogical activity at the Kiev State University named after T.Shevchenko in the years of 1995-1999 and conducted classes on “Macro-economy”, “Economic policy”, “International economy’ and “General theory of transition economy”.