Viktor Zubkov was born on September 15, 1941 in the settlement of Arbat, Kushvinsky District, Sverdlovsk Oblast.
He graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Leningrad Agricultural Institute.
Viktor Zubkov is an Honored Economist of the Russian Federation, and holds a PhD in Economics.
Viktor Zubkov headed a number of agro-industrial enterprises and specialized departments of local authorities in the Leningrad Oblast.
1992–1993 Deputy Head of the External Relations Committee of the Saint Petersburg Mayor Office.
1993–1999 Deputy Head of the Russian Federal Tax Service – Head of the Saint Petersburg State Tax Inspection.
1999–2001 Deputy Minister for Taxes and Levies of the Russian Federation – Head of the Saint Petersburg Department of the Russian Federation Ministry for Taxes and Levies.).
2001–2004 First Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation, Acting Chairman of the Russian Financial Monitoring Committee.
2004–2007 Head of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service.
2007–2008 Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
2008–2012 First Deputy Prime Minister the Russian Federation.
Since 2008 – Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors.
Since 2012 – Russian Special Presidential Representative for Cooperation with Gas Exporting Countries Forum.
He heads the Russian Coordinating Committee of the Russian-German"St. Petersburg Dialogue" public forum.
Viktor Zubkov is a Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Equipment Manufacturers Association “New technologies of the gas industry”.
Mr. Zubkov was awarded an Order of Merit for the Fatherland, I,II,III,IV classes, Order of the Red Banner of Labour, Order of the Badge of Honour, Order of the Grand Cross of the Republic of Hungary, Order of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow, 1st class.