BORN 1949, the town of Kalinkovichi, Gomel Oblast.
EDUCATION Belarusian Polytechnic Institute, 1972.
CAREER Design engineer, head of the design bureau 44, chief engineer of the manufacturing and technology coordination complex of the special mechanical engineering division, chief engineer of the Dzerzhinsky Experimental Mechanical Engineering Design Bureau of the industrial group Integral in 1974-1996.
Director General of the Minsk-based industrial group Horizont in 1996-2000. Director General of the national unitary enterprise Horizont in 2000. Energy Minister, Acting Vice Premier in 2001-2003.
Appointed First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus in December 2003.