Shamil Yenikeyeff is a research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and a senior associate member at the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford.
In the 1990s, he worked in the Russian Parliament as an advisor to the subcommittee for the organisation of the state authority system.
His current research focuses on the political economy of the oil and natural gas sectors of Russia and Central Asia, with emphasis on economic policies, state-business relations, corporate strategies, and political and economic risks. Mr. Yenikeyeff also conducts research on Russian-European energy relations, Russia and OPEC, Caspian and Central Asian energy issues, and the development of Arctic hydrocarbons. His publications have appeared in a number of industry and academic journals.
His book The Battle for Russian Oil: Corporations, Regions, and the State will be published by the Oxford University Press in March 2013. The book examines the politics of the Russian oil sector under presidents Yeltsin, Putin and Medvedev.
Mr. Yenikeyeff holds in law from the Bashkir State University, Russia, and a D.Phil. in politics from the University of Oxford.