He was born on November 7, 1961, in Tabatsghuri village of Borzhomi region of the Republic of Georgia.
In 1978-1983 he studied in the Cattle Breeding and Veterinary Institute of Yerevan.
In 1983 he worked in the milk factory of Yaroslavl as machine operator.
In 1985-1990 he worked in the milk factory of Hrazdan as worker, then as master, head of production unit and chief engineer.
In 1990-1991 he was the chairman of Karansdzav/Cave cooperative.
In 1990-1995 he was the director of Charentsavan Bakery.
In 1995-1996 he was Chairman of City Council of Charentsavan.
In 1996-1999 he was Mayor of Charentsavan.
In 1995-2001 he was deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia.
From 2001-2007 he was the Minister of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Armenia.
On May 12, 2007 he was elected as a deputy of the National Assembly by the proportional system from the Republican Party of Armenia/RPA.
On June 7, 2007 he was elected as Chairman of NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs.
In 2004 he was awarded a medal of Police of RA For Consolidation of Cooperation and in 2006 - Anania Shirakatsi medal.
He is married, has three children.