Graduated from Odessa State Marine Academy in 1997 and from Odessa National Maritime University in 2010. Worked on board of multipurpose and dry cargo vessels as 2nd officer. From 2001 worked in Crystal Marine, crewing company in Odessa. Continued his career as an operations manager in shipping companies Trais Shipping Ltd and Orion Marine Ltd. Joined Aquavita in August 2011.