In 1989 Lev graduated from the Kuibyshev Aviation Institute named after academic Korolyov (aircraft construction faculty), in 1995 - the Institute for Retraining and Advanced Training in Financial and Banking Specialties of the Financial Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation (banking), in 2001 - the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (jurisprudence). Ph.D in economic sciences.
From 1993 to 2013 was holding various executive positions in Perekrestok, X5 Retail Group, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and more. Since 2013 he is Sberbank’s Member of Board and First Deputy Chairman of the Board. He is supervising and coordinating units for «International Operations», «Technologies», «Services» and a number of other activities of Sberbank.
Lev is also a Deputy Chairman of the Board of Jet.com, Inc (USA), and a Board Member of Boxed.com