Elena Medvedeva is a Russian energy expert with some 20 years experience in the field. She was the Deputy-director of the Russian Institute of Energy and Finance (IEF) in Moscow and was previously seconded to the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels. While at the Charter, Elena worked with the Directorate for Trade and Investment, responsible for international energy policy issues, gas industry regulation, international cooperation, investment protection and infrastructure project development. She was also engaged in the realisation of the off shore section of South Stream. Elena was also part of the Moscow representative office of Gasunie N.V., acting as a senior policy advisor. Elena has significant experience in relationship development and wider-cooperation in the sphere of international energy policy, predominantly in the sphere of EU-Russia energy. She was actively involved in championing and facilitating the work of the IEF"s initiative, the World Energy Experts Network Group. More recently, she has been ably assisting the development and promotion of the Brussels Energy Club.
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