"The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows"

Aristotle Onassis

Dr Marat Terterov

Dr Marat Terterov is the Principal Coordinator of the Energy Charter Secretariat, an international energy security organisation created during the mid-1990s for the purpose of promoting trade and investment in the energy sectors of some 50 countries in Eurasia. Based on the legally binding Energy Charter Treaty of 1994, the Energy Charter today strives to become an organisation with more global reach, predominantly working to promote and protect energy investments in the territories of its member states and beyond. Dr Terterov"s work at the Secretariat is predominantly political in nature, where he lends direct support to the Secretary General in high level relationship management with member and observer governments of the Energy Charter Conference predominantly in the Middle East and former-Soviet Union. He is also the Head of the Energy Charter Knowledge Centre, the internal think tank and communications division of the Secretariat. Terterov is also the Initiator and Founder of the Brussels Energy Club, an NGO organising regular informal discussions with high level energy executives and government officials from around the world. He also founded the European Geopolitical Forum website and research network of experts engaged in sensitive debates on Eurasian geopolitics. Dr Terterov received his education in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, and holds a D.Phil. (PhD) in Middle Eastern politics from St. Antony's College, Oxford University (obtained in 2002). He has well over 20 years professional experience working with Russia, the former-Soviet Union and the Middle East in the domain of energy, investment, business development, security, geopolitics and government relations. He has written widely on the countries of these regions of the world and appears frequently as a source of independent thinking and analysis in the international media. Amongst his many important publications is a 600+ page edited volume on Russian and CIS relations with the GCC monarchies and Gulf countries more broadly, which he produced during his time as Research Leader on Gulf-Russia relations at the Gulf Research Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  He is a frequent contributor to countless international conferences, roundtables and other public meetings. He speaks English and Russian fluently, while also being conversational in Egyptian Arabic and having very basic knowledge of French.

"The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows"

Aristotle Onassis