Dmitry Ivanovich Samoylov was born on September 7, 1962 in Perm. In 1979 he joined the Perm Polytechnic Institute which he graduated in 1984 with a qualification of a building engineer.
His work career started in August 1984 at Perm Polytechnic Institute, where he worked until 1992, then taking a job in a commercial sector (1992-1997).
Dmitry Samoylov was elected a councillor to the first Legislative Assembly of the Perm Region.
In 1997 - 2000 being in office at the Administration of the Perm Region he held the following positions:
1997 to 1999 – the first Deputy Head of the Regional Committee for State Property;
1999 to 2000 – Vice-Governor of the Perm Region.
From 2001 to 2011 he was employed at OJSC (ОАО) Uralsvyazinform holding several positions: the Deputy Head of Strategic Development Department, Director of Property and Investment Department, Deputy Director for Corporate Development and Advisor to the General Manager.
Starting June 25, 2012, Dmitry Samoylov joined the regional government in the position of Vice Chairman of Perm Region Government – Minister of territorial development, and then starting January 15, 2013 - the Head of the Administration of the Perm Region Governor.
On February 26, 2014, he was appointed the Acting Chief Executive of Perm City, taking the position in full on July 20, 2014.
On October 4, 2016, Dmitry Samoylov was appointed as Acting Mayor-Acting Chief Executive.
On November 25, 2016 Dmitry Samoylov was officially inaugurated as the Mayor of Perm City.