Andrej is PHD Candidate at Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University). He is an alumnus of the Hertie School of Governance MPP program and graduated in 2011. During and after his MPP time, he interned in several energy-related companies, among which an oil and oil-products trader in London, a shipping broker in London, and a major gas producer in Berlin. Andrej started working in BTO, an energy-centered boutique management consultancy, where he mainly focuses on Central and Eastern European Electricity and Oil&Gas. Currently he is working as the Co-Founder and Managing Director of GD Gideon Capital Development GmbH.