He was born in May 6, 1977 in a town of Krasnouralsk, Sverdlovsk region. In 1999 he graduated from USTU-UPI with a specializations in “Chemical technology of nonorganic matters” and “Economics and management at enterprises”. Qualifications: engineer, manager-economist. Professional experience in mining-metallurgical field-16 years. A certified specialist on projects management of International (IPMA) and Russian (SOVNET) associations running projects.
His working career was started in 1999 at “Kopex” LLC. He worked as an engineer and fulfilled prospective works and technological research for natural mineral and technogenic raw materials. Since 2009 Mr. Balakin has been working as a deputy General Director for prospective development