Victor Dudnikov was born on the 6th of May, 1972 in the city of Gorky. In 1994, he graduated from the Novosibirsk State Technical University as an engineer-constructor. He started his career in 1995 as an engineer in Palmyra Company. In 1998, he headed the company called Electrotech-S which is the Nizhniy Novgorod branch of the Elekmet group of companies. Viktor Dudnikov was a CEO there until 2008. In 2008, he directed Elekmet Story, where he earned the famed title of "anti-crisis manager"; managing in the middle of the 2008-2009 crisis not only to save the unique team of the company, but also completely finish all the facilities that were being built at that time.
In 2012, he was acquired by the Research and Production Association Industrial Development.