Mr. Rybnikov was born in 1965 in Moscow.
In 1987 he graduated with honors from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a degree in Economics.
Between 1991 and 2004 he held senior management positions at commercial banks Evrofinance and J.P. Morgan Bank International and at NP National Depository Center.
Between 2003 and 2009 he was employed in the positions of CEO of the MICEX Stock Exchange and Senior Vice President of the Moscow Exchange.
From 2009 until September 2011 he served as CEO of the RSX trading system.
In September 2011 he was elected SPIMEX CEO.
Mr. Rybnikov is also a member of the Presidential Commission for Strategic Development of the Fuel and Energy Sector and Environmental Security, member of the Government Commission on the Fuel and Energy Complex and Improving the Economy’s Energy Efficiency, and Deputy Chairman of the FAS Russia Public Council.
He was awarded a second-class medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland, holds the title of “Honoured Oil Worker” of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, was awarded the FAS Russia medal “For Protection of Competition” and the FAS Russia honour badge “For Merit in the Development of Competition in Russia”.