Graduated from Leningrad High Engineering Maritime College and The Academy of Foreign Trade in Moscow. His seagoing career evolved from 4th mate till Master Mariner. Afterwards became Chief Dispatcher of The Ministry of Merchant Marine, USSR. From 1989 worked in The Committee of Safety Navigation of IMO, London. In 1992 moved to Banchero Costa, Genoa to develop tankers and dry bulk projects. Joined Aquavita in February 2011.