DOB: 28/09/1955 in Kutaisi
Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Land Engineers in 1986.
He started his business in 1988, creating a cooperative "Systems and Programs" that was engaged in the sale of computers and software.
In 1991, he founded the "Commercial Agency Cheetah". Thanks to connections among politicians and law enforcement agencies, he became a representative of the type of businessmen that is well known in Russia in the nineties.
One of the owners of bank “Slavianskyi credit”
His name is mentioned in investigations of the murder of a journalist in Sofia (she investigated the case against him and his accomplices)