Our team comprises deeply-engaged professionals who are passionate about energy as a field of knowledge, and as a lifetime endeavor.
We encourage the free exchange of ideas and opinions. To that end, we employ a project-based approach: research from our center is carried out in close collaboration with other leading analytical platforms, including international ones. This approach helps us engage top-tier experts from different countries to solve difficult challenges, to look at the same problem through a prism of different approaches and fundamentally different scientific and cultural backgrounds, and ultimately to achieve objective results of the highest quality.
Widest possible cooperation, which includes international collaboration
Democracy of relationships and freedom of scholarly and scientific statements
Independence, and balanced findings, insights, and opinions
Open dialogue and cooperation, with active networking
Publicity and openness of research results and outreach activities
Promotion of mutually beneficial strategies and solutions for all participants in the energy market: providers and consumers of energy resources, as well as government players
Providing the strongest and most elaborate economic justifications for proposed actions, using detailed industrial, technical, economic, and financial models for the production, transportation, and consumption of energy resources.
Director of the SKOLKOVO Energy Centre
Director of the SKOLKOVO Energy Centre
Tatiana is one of the most well-known Russian experts in the energy field – the author of many studies and a specialist of great reputation and world renown. She possesses over twenty years of experience in analyzing Russian and global energy markets, including production, transportation, demand, energy policy, pricing, taxation, and market restructuring.
Tatiana has worked in the Center for International Energy Markets Studies at the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ERI RAS) since 2002, starting as a Research Fellow and rising to the position of Head of the Department for International Energy Markets Studies. Currently she commands a variety of prestigious roles, such as Head of the Research Division at the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ERI RAS), Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University (New York), and Senior Visiting Research Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES).
She is a member of the Government Commission of the Russian Federation on the fuel and energy complex.
In the summer of 2018, she joined the Board of Directors of the global oilfield services company Schlumberger.
Tatiana Mitrova is a graduate of the Economics Department at Moscow State University, having earned a Ph.D. in Economics. In terms of academic appointments, she is an Assistant Professor at the Gubkin Oil and Gas University and a Visiting Professor at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po).
She is the author of more than 120 articles and studies in scientific and business journals on energy issues, as well as 4 monographs
For more than 20 years Mr. Mischenko has worked extensively in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Baltic and Caspian Region performing a significant number of projects related to energy and fuels markets.
Vyacheslav was as a leader for many types of projects including: energy economics and energy commodities prices, infrastructure & transportation (supply and demand analysis, infrastructure studies, price discovery mechanisms development, transportation economics, storage capacity analysis) etc.
In his previous role Vyacheslav acted as Head of global pricing agency Argus Media in FSU region, while in his current capacity at Moscow SKOLKOVO Energy Centre Mr. Mischenko is performing as Executive Director of the key Russian oil&gas think tank.
Head of the Electric Power Sector
Head of the Electric Power Sector
With more than 12 years of experience in strategic consulting, Alexey is an expert in the fields of strategy development, organizational design, and optimization of business processes. He advises both Russian and international companies in the electric power, oil & gas, and nuclear energy sectors.
Before joining the SKOLKOVO Business School team in 2009, Alexey worked for the Russian branch of Booz & Co (which changed its name to Strategy& after merging with PwC that company), where he was promoted from a principal to partner. Prior to his tenure at Booz & Co he worked at Accenture, an international consulting company.
He has implemented numerous consulting projects, including a strategy and governance model for the global expansion of one of Russia’s largest energy companies, a process model for a large vertically-integrated company, as well as long-term development strategies for leading companies in the electric power and engineering fields.
He is a graduate of the Department of Applied Mathematics at Saratov State University, and holds an MBA from the University of Wyoming (USA).
Alexey is the co-author of several publications, including “The Restoration of the Russian Electro-power Industry – Approaches to Intelligent Cost Reduction, Capacity Expansion, and Profit Growth”, and “The Changing Roles of Newcomer-countries embarking on the development of nuclear energy on the global market after the accident at the Fukushima-1 Nuclear Power Plant”, etc. • Current conditions, potential, and barriers for the development of renewable energy in Russia, • Operational efficiency in the electric power industry, • New energy technologies and the prospects for their practical application, • Changing business models of companies in the electric power industry.
Alexey’s research interests include:
- Current conditions, potential, and barriers for the development of renewable energy in Russia,
- Operational efficiency in the electric power industry,
- New energy technologies and the prospects for their practical application,
- Changing business models of companies in the electric power industry.
Head of Development
Head of Development
Marina has over ten years’ experience in the role of head of development and has a proven track record as a specialist in business planning and financial management. She has overseen a number of projects in education, the non-profit sector, PR as well as online and print media, with many of these projects being started from scratch. She has worked in education for more than eight years, during which time she has organized large-scale international events and been responsible for fundraising and PR as well as ensuring coverage of the events in the media and on social networks.
She graduated from the Philological Faculty of the Kyiv National Linguistic University, Kyiv-Mohyla Business School (Executive MBA program). She has also completed academic programs at leading Asian business schools: the marketing program at INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and the management program at CEIBS (Shanghai, China).
In 2007-2015, she worked for various companies and organizations in Ukraine: she was responsible for coordinating the loan agreement and tenders between Ukrainian Railways and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, held leading positions at the publishing house Segodnya Multimedia and was the director of the Boris Kolesnikov Foundation, a private charitable foundation. In 2015-2016, she was an advisor on fundraising at the SKOLKOVO Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), from 2016 until her appointment at the Energy Center she was the Key Account of the Department of Strategic Partnerships of the SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management.
Head of Sectoral and Corporate Projects
Head of Sectoral and Corporate Projects
Senior project manager with multiple years of experience in energy and education.
Minzalya Ishmuratova was in charge of international projects in the field of education from 2014 until the moment she joined Skolkovo Business School. She was a VP for development and projects at Global Energy, NCP from 2010 till 2014 and received a Letter of Award from the president of Russian Federation for her successful work.
Minzalya holds a degree in history from Bashkir State University and a degree in economics from International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy of MGIMO University, she also did a post-graduate course with The Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and several educational programs with The New School of English (Cambridge, UK).
Minzalya's area of responsibility includes Center's sectoral and corporate projects management: Gas and Oil Dialogue Workshops, Energy Club and others.
She's also a founder of The Foundation for Children Education Support in the Republic of Bashkortostan and is a passionate art lover in her free time.
An expert with 12 years’ experience in engineering consulting in the electric power and the industrial energy sectors. Graduated from the Ivanovo Energy University with a specialization in Energy Economics in 2005. Received a diploma in thermal power plant engineering in 2006. Doctor of Science, specialized in the improvement of thermal cycle at HPPs, including gas turbine and steam gas units.
In 2006-2009 Yury took part in energy reviews of large industrial enterprises in the gas and metallurgical industries and developed energy efficiency measures.
From 2010 and prior to working at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Yury was Head of Business Development in engineering consulting companies supporting large investment projects in the Russian electric power sector, including the Russian division of Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG multinational (until 2012) and EF-TEK LLC (2012-2017). Yury led technical audits and expertise projects at the existing power plants / energy systems and those planned for construction. He also co-ordinated projects in the field of distributed energy resources.
In 2013 Yury completed an internship in the Netherlands as part of the President's Management Training Programme, organized by The Netherlands Business Academy. Specialised in sustainable energy.
Author of more than 40 scientific publications, co-author of a monograph and study aids in heat power engineering.
Yury’s research interests:
- Technological efficiency in conventional generation
- energy transition taking into account specific characteristics of Russia’s energy sector
- development of the engineering business in the electric power industry
Sergey Kapitonov graduated from National Research University – Higher School of Economics with major in Global energy markets. Sergey stared his career working in Moscow office of Neue Zurcher Zeitung and then continued as an international observer and editor of international markets section in Oil&Gas Journal Russia, Offshore Russia. In 2014-2019 Sergey worked at Gazprom Export LLC and specialized in natural gas markets analysis and international PR.
Sergey’s spheres of interest include competition between pipeline gas and LNG, natural gas pricing mechanisms on global markets, European energy transition and alternative fuels in transportation sector.
Ekaterina Grushevenko is a graduate of the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, where she is currently a lecturer on the economics of the oil and gas markets. She has also worked at TNK-BP. From 2010 until recently, she was a research fellow at the Institute of Energy Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, where she took part in a number of key energy research projects covering Russia and the world.
She is a member of the advisory group on the finalization of the regulatory framework for the creation of Russian price indices for export grade Russian oil of the Energy Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
She has authored more than 40 scientific publications.
Ekaterina’s research interests include:
- Oil markets;
- Oil and gas pricing;
- Exchange trading in oil and gas;
- Legislative regulation of the oil and gas industry;
- Inter-fuel competition in the transport sector.
Internet of Energy Project Manager
Internet of Energy Project Manager
A graduate of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Anastasia has worked both in the corporate sector (at Transneft-Logistics, a subsidiary of the Russian oil monopoly) and in the expert community. She previously worked as a leading expert at the Center for Energy Policy Studies at the Institute of Energy of the Higher School of Economics.
Anastasia’s research interests include:
- Internet of Energy project: demand management, Industrial Internet of Things IIoT (the use of integrated automated control systems in industry) and intelligent control systems in power generation, the integration of energy storage devices, virtual power (virtual power stations), big data analytics in energy, machine learning and artificial intelligence for energy, energy demand management and predictive maintenance of electrical equipment;
- Distributed energy resources based on traditional and renewable technology (including on microgrids and nanogrids);
- The effect of new technical solutions on end users (blockchain and Ethereum, predictive maintenance);
- Electric vehicles (and their impact on the network);
- Smart networks (technology that distributes energy between consumers based on preliminary analysis of their supply needs and optimization of demand and generation technologies);
- Smart Cities in an energy context, smart meters.
Zlata focuses on the political aspects of global energy. She regularly takes part in Russian and international scientific conferences, is the founder and chairman of the Higher School of Economics' Geoenergy Politics Club and the winner of several Russian and international competitions for young scientists. She has completed a number of domestic and foreign degree programs, in particular at MGIMO, the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) and the University of North Carolina in the United States. She is currently completing her studies at the Higher School of Economics, specializing in Political Analysis.
Zlata’s research interests include:
- Political factors in the development of the oil and gas markets, with an emphasis on developing countries;
- Legislative and political aspects of global energy;
- Oil and gas companies in the context of political relations.
Anastasia is a graduate of National University of Science and Technology «MISiS». She has studied lingvistics there, namely translation and interpreting in technical field. Anastasia has experience for more than 3 years of work in administrative sphere. Previously Anastasia worked as a Secretary at Local Organising Committee 2018. On her current position Anastasia performs as an Assistant at SKOLKOVO Energy Centre.
Yana has worked in administrative positions in conference and event management companies and international cooperation development. In 2010-2012, she was responsible for training and personnel development at CJSC Gazpromneft-Aero, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft. Prior to joining the SKOLKOVO business school, she was a consultant at Antal Russia, one of the leading recruitment agencies in Russia, where she recruited candidates for leading Russian companies.
She graduated from the Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS.
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