Roman E.Petrenko was born in Murmansk on October 24, 1964.
In 1989 graduated from the Kaliningrad High School for Marine Engineers specializing in radio equipment.
In 1991 was awarded a master degree in business management by the LETI-Lovanium International Managemеnt Center.
In 1992 worked as Brand Manager for Unilever.
From 1993 to 1998 worked as Brand Group Manager and then Marketing Director for Mars Russia Company.
From 1998 to 2002 was Director General of STS Television Company.
From July 2002 to July 2013 worked as Director General of JSC TNT-Broadcasting Network.
From July 2013 is working as Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC TNT-Broadcasting Network.
In 2001 was elected to the Academy of Television and Radio.