Senior Research Fellow
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Dr. James Henderson has been working in the oil and gas industry for the past 25 years as a commercial manager, a consultant, an investment banker and now an academic. He worked at US oil company Amerada Hess in the 1990s before joining Wood Mackenzie Consultants, where he became Head of Energy. His interest in Russia and the CIS began when he joined Renaissance Capital in 1997 as Head of Research and oil and gas analyst, and having become a partner he left in 2002 to begin a PhD at London University on “Partnership in the Russian Oil and Gas Industry”. He worked at Lambert Energy Advisory as Head of Russia and CIS from 2006-2013, finishing his doctorate in 2010 and becoming involved with the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) at the same time. He is now a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute, working for the Gas and Oil Programmes covering Russia and CIS issues as well as writing on global energy matters that affect the region. He has published numerous working papers for OIES and in 2010 published a book entitled “Non-Gazprom Gas Producers in Russia”. He is currently co-editing and writing a new book for OIES entitled “The Russian Gas Matrix”, to be published in 2014.