Alexander Putilov was bornon 1 January 1952 in Russia. Before 1993 Alexander Putilov headed production company Urayneftegaz, in April of the same year he was appointed president of state-owned oil company Rosneft. After he left Rosneft in 1998 he worked as a special representative from British Petroleum/Amoco to oil company Sidanko. In 2004 he became co-owner of a drilling company founded by billionaire Alexander Djaparidze, which is now called Eurasia Drilling. A former mechanic, he started his career as a fitter in oil fields.
As of per Forbes list 2011, he is the 1,057 richest person in the world and 84 richest person in Russia
Putilov, after graduating from Tyumen Industrial Institute in 1974, started working as repairman