In 1994, he graduated from the Leningrad Industrial College of Building Materials and Parts with a major in Industrial Construction and Civil Engineering, in 1998, he graduated from the St. Petersburg State Technical University with a major in Management.
Ivan Romanov has been with LSR Group since 2000. After holding a number of managing positions in OJSC Construction Corporation Renaissance of St. Petersburg he was appointed a deputy CEO and then the CEO of the company. He was a head of OJSC Construction Corporation Renaissance of St. Petersburg till 2007 when he moved to Moscow to lead CJSC Mosstroyrekonstrutsiya. In 2007 he became a Head of Real Estate Development in Moscow of LSR Group.