Chairman of the board of directors, President of SKA Hockey Club since May 2011, chairman of the KHL's board of directors since 2012. Graduated from the Leningrad technical university in 1976 as an engineer, and started his career at a plant in Saint Petersburg. Between 1982 and 1988, he worked as a senior engineer at the Foreign Trade Department, and in 1988, he became the vice-president of Kirishineftekhimeksport. Later on, he worked with Russian and international companies, In 1997, he became the co-owner of Gunvor, the top independent oil trader. He holds shares in trade, oil and gas organisations. In his overall life, Gennady has an interest in ice hockey, tennis and chess. Along with Elena Timchenko, he has a charity which has been running for a long time, and the fund assists children and sport.
Vice president of SKA Hockey Club and also a member of the board of directors. First vice president of the RIHF. KHL Executive Board and Board of the Directors member, Vice chairman of the KHL Executive Board. KHL Marketing Council Chairman of the Board’s Advisor. JSC Gazprombank vice president. Chairman of the Board of the Arena Events Oy and the founded of the Doktor Sport company (Vitawin brand). Gained the trophy as the best KHL club manager in the 204/2015 season. He graduated from the European Business School (London) as a Master in Entrepreneurial Management and has a Ph.D in Economics.
SKA Hockey Club General Director since July 2017. SKA's Managing Director since July 2016. In the past, he was the club's general manager between September 2008 and May 2011, and during the period July 2015 and July 2016. SKA's sporting director from May 2011 until July 2015. President of the SKA Academy and of the Leningrad Region ice hockey federation. Came through the Lenmyansokombinata ice hockey school, and was coached by Boris Kushatlov. Champion of the Leningrad ice hockey championship. He completed his military service with the Russian navy, and graduated from the Frunze Naval Academy. Worked in the ice hockey agency business since 1999, and was in the 2000 World Championship organising committee. Was the assistant general manager for the youth and junior Russian national teams between 2001 and 2003.