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Successful business development manager, with 20 years experience in Oil & Gas business, strong professional background, track record in post-Soviet Union business as well as Western corporate environments, native Russian and fluent English speaker with special expertise and contact network within Energy industry, particularly strong in commercial matters within Russian and Central Asian regional energy markets.

Key personal strengths include excellent communications and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and leadership ability to drive business development initiatives. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of Energy industry players.

Work experience

May 2007May 2008

VP Business development

Caddo Exploration LLC

Caddo Exploration is a recently formed oil and gas upstream Exploration Company focused on acquiring and developing properties in republics of the former Soviet Union. The role was focused on pursuing opportunities in Turkmenistan, which contain significant untapped resources of both oil and gas.

The primary objective was to create vehicle for the acquisition of oil and gas licenses with minimal or no proven reserves, and the subsequent exploration and development of the underlying fields.

Nov 2005Mar 2007

Business Development Director


  • To lead the developments of Pace Global Energy Services in Russia and CIS counties,
  • To provide support in the advancement of Shtockman and other Gazprom related projects, and to identify and develop the new opportunities within  Gazprom service agreement .


  • The position offered practical experience in a number of key areas such as strategic and business planning, energy management, project evaluations, market analysis, and commercial negotiations.
  • Developed the extensive list of industry high level, particularly Gazprom contacts,
  • Took active part in the development of Shtokman project,
  • Successfully negotiated and closed 3 mega deals within the Russian market.  
Sep 2002Oct 2005

Business Development Manager

Shell International Gas Inc.


  • To develop the natural gas business opportunities within the Russian and Central Asia Division of Shell Gas and Power,
  • To provide support in the advancement of Zapolyarnoye-N project as infrastructure development manager (NEGP assessment),
  • To play the roll as proactive business opportunities seeker of key areas such as gas upstream, transportation and marketing.


  • Initiated and developed several project opportunities, namely Russian Gas Market entry, Russian gas export to Europe.
Aug 1995Aug 2001

General Manager


  • Developing and maintaining Shell’s relationship with Turkmenistan government authorities up to and including Cabinet of Ministers and Presidential level,
  • Ensuring that Shell’s business activities in Turkmenistan comply with Shell’s Group Business Principles and with National legislation and formally assuring Shell’s Group Board of Directors of this,
  • Understanding the Government’s priorities and strategies and working with functional experts within the Shell Group to develop new businesses,
  • Selecting and monitoring programs for public relations and social development,
  • Recruiting, supervising and developing staff of the Representative office,
  • Liasing with Shell Board of Directors.


-  Established Representative Office of Shell Companies in Turkmenistan;

-  Key member of the team that proposed and negotiated Shell’s position in the Trans Caspian Gas Pipeline Consortium and Strategic Alliance Agreement for upstream gas production in Turkmenistan. These positions were represent significant commercial value and were gained with relatively little expenditure. Shell still enjoys a strong relationship of trust with key Government officials.

-  Communicated effectively with staff at all times, hence generating atmosphere of trust among staff.



Aug 2001Oct 2002


Dissertation:European Gas Market Liberalisation and Its Impact on Security of Gas Supply.

Achievements:Winner of British Chevening scholarship for MBA studies in the United Kingdom.