Joined the Football Union of Russia in 2002.
Since 2004 - used to be the Head of International Department, since 2010 - Deputy Chief Executive-General Secretary.
In 2008 – was involved as a Project Coordinator into staging UEFA Champions League Final in Moscow.
Graduated from the Moscow State Linguistic University as well as Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany specializing in simultaneous translation.
Speaks five European languages, has a considerable experience in cooperating with international football bodies, enjoys profound respect on behalf of FIFA and UEFA.
Has a daughter.