He graduated from KazPTI after Lenin, majoring in Mining engineer-geologist.
He began his career as a sample taker operator for the Balykshy Exploratory Drilling Directorate, a geological engineer for the Thematic Group, a cementing operator for the Well Cement Office of Embaneft PA. In 1991-1993 – geologist of the drilling expedition No. 1 of the Balykshy Exploratory Drilling Directorate, in 1993-1995 - geologist of Atyrau Drilling Department CDO of «Embamunaigas» JSC. In 1995-2004 - chief geologist, deputy director of the Atyrau enhanced oil recovery and well workover operation directorate (AEOR and WO), director of geology and development department of «Embamunaigas» JSC.
In 2004-2008 - Deputy Director, Director of Geology and Development Department of KMG EP. In 2008-2015 - Chief Executive Officer of oil and gas production, managing director for geology, geophysics and reservoirs, chief geologist, deputy chairman of the board for geology and prospective projects, managing director for non-operational assets (Tengiz, Kashagan, Karachaganak), managing director for geology of NC KMG.
From January to September 2015 - CEO (Chairman of the Board) of «Embamunaigas» JSC. From 23 September 2015 to 12 June 2018 – General Director (Chief Executive Officer), "KazMunayGas" Exploration and Production JSC.
From June 2018 – deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Exploration, Production and Oilfield Services of «KazMunaiGas» NC» JSC.
Honors and awards
Honorary diplomas of KMG, KMG EP, the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use, Anniversary medals: "20 years of Kazakhstan Constitution" (2015), "20 years of Kazakhstan Independence" (2016), the Kurmet Order (2016), the Anniversary Medal of the Ministry of Energy of RK "95 years of «Embamunaigas» JSC" (2017).
Honorary prospector of the RK, Laureate of the Al-Farabi State Prize of RK in the field of science and technology for a series of papers on "Scientific justification of hydrocarbon potential of the Republic of Kazakhstan" (2015).
Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, the author of 12 scientific publications, co-author of the book "Geologic setting and hydrocarbon prospects in the Northern and Middle Caspian".