Maria Belova has more than 10 years of global oil & gas market research experience. Currently Maria is working at VYGON Consulting as Head of Research. She held the position of Senior Analyst at the Global Energy Department of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO Energy Centre (2011-2014).
Prior to this, she worked at the Department of Energy of the Institute for Energy and Finance Foundation in Moscow at different positions (2005-2011), where she conducted research on the development of international energy markets.
She was a member of the expert group on Russia-EU negotiations on Transit Protocol under the Energy Charter Treaty (2006-2008). Member of the thematic group on energy strategies, forecasts and scenarios of Russia-EU Energy dialogue (2010 - 2011). Member of the expert sub-group on energy security of bilateral energy working group of Russian-American Presidential Commission (2010-2011). Member of the expert group on scenarios harmonization for the roadmap of cooperation between Russia and the EU in the energy sector to 2050 (2011).
Belova received her diploma in Oil and Gas Business Management from the State University of Management in Moscow (with honours).
She is an academic advisor of MBA program 'International oil and gas business' at MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency.
VYGON Consulting is an independent national energy sector advisor, which is aimed at establishing a dialogue between Business and Government in order to create efficient state energy policy in Russia and guide companies in making optimal investment decisions. The company majors in strategic consulting for business, analytical support for public authorities, energy sector research.