Born in 1974 in Moscow, Alexander Provotorov graduated from the Law Department of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1996. In 2001?03, he was Head of the Legal Department of Gazprom Media and member of the Management Board. In 2003-05, he was Vice President of the Investment Department of Sputnik Group and in 2005?09 the General Director of Marshal Capital. In 2009?10, Mr Provotorov was First Deputy General Director of Svyazinvest. He was appointed President of Rostelecom in July 2010.