Alexander Montenegro was born on July 13, 1959 in the village Vozdvizhenskom Apanasenkovskogo region of Stavropol region.
In 1976 he graduated from high school Novopavlovskuyu number 1 Kirov district of the Stavropol region.
In 1981 he graduated with honors from the Faculty of Kuban Agricultural Mechanization Institute and began working as an engineer - technologist at the plant "Saturn" the city of Krasnodar.
From January to November 1982 worked as the second secretary of the Kirov raykoma VLKSM Stavropol region.
In November 1982, approved by the instructor and the department working rural youth Stavropolski kraykoma committee.
In January 1983, approved by the Deputy Head of the working and rural youth Stavropolski kraykoma VLKSM.
In November 1983, was elected the first secretary Izobilnenskogo raykoma VLKSM Stavropol region.
In June 1985, was elected secretary in January 1987 - the second secretary, and in March 1987 - the first secretary of the Stavropol kraykoma VLKSM.
In 1990 he was elected chairman of the Standing Committee of the Regional Youth Council of People's Deputies.
In 1993, graduated from the Russian Academy of Management, and qualified as a lawyer - Adviser on state and municipal government.
From September 1994 to December 1995 worked as a senior teacher of the department of State and legal disciplines Stavropolski University and the Faculty of Law of the Stavropol State University.
In December 1995 he was elected deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russian Federation.
In November 1996, was elected governor of the Stavropol region.
In December 2000, Governor Alexander Montenegro re Stavropol region up to 2005.
member of the Presidium of the State Council of the Russian Federation, doctor of economics 17.06.2004, professor 24.06.2004, reserve colonel. Has awards: the Order of Friendship and Blagovernogo the Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow in 2003, Medal "For difference in the protection of state borders."
Russian Biographical Institute and the Russian magazine "Who's Who" in December 1998, Alexander Montenegro for the strengthening of security and peacekeeping named man of the year. He was also elected to the professor, full member of the Russian Academy of problems of security, defense and law enforcement.
In 2002, awarded the National Award "Silver Archer" in the development of public relations in the nomination "The region, which effectively develop public relations" National Award named after Peter the Great in the category "For personal contribution to development Theory and Practice of Management "and the prestigious Medal of Anatoly Koni.
In 2002, addressed to the Governor, as the policy of the new formation, entered into an influential collection of the British "Who's Who" - Cambridge.
In 2003, the City Duma decision, the regional center Alexander Chernogorovu awarded title of honorary citizen of the city of Stavropol.
in 2004 was awarded the Order of Peter the Great I degree.