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Vladimir Drebentsov

Vladimir Drebentsov

Chief Economist for Russia and CIS, BP plc; Vice President, BP Russia


Since 2010 – Vice President for External Affairs, BP Russia.

Since 2008 – Member of the Expert Council of the Anti-Crisis Commission of the Government of the Russian Federation.

Since February 2006, he has been in charge for the economic and energy research and policy advice in CIS countries at BP. He studies the gas market behavior in Europe and prepares the relevant sections on economics and global natural gas reserves and trade for the annual BP Statistical Review of World Energy.

1993 to 1996 – Senior Economist of the World Bank. His duties included management of various credit operations and analytical, advisory and technical support of projects.

1990 to 1993 – Associate Professor, Senior Researcher at the Graduate School of International Business of the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.

1982 to 1993 – Senior Researcher at the Institute of United States and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He specialized in the studies of energy and energy policy in Canada, and subsequently on trade relations with the CIS countries.

In 1982, he graduated from the Economic Cybernetics Department of the Economic Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 1990, 1993 and 2002, he underwent internship at the Dalhousie University (Canada), Harvard University (United States) and Carleton University (Canada).

Doctor of Economics.

Author and co-author of more than 50 scientific and research publications.