Andrei V. Belyi

Adjunct Professor at the University of Eastern Finland and owner of Estonian energy consulting firm Balesene OÜ

Andrei Belyi is an Estonia-based expert specialising in energy policies and markets. His major projects include the Technical Support Instrument for the REPowerEU Plan in Estonia, which covers natural gas demand reduction strategies and additional measures for the development of renewable fuels. He has provided advice to Estonian and Latvian stakeholders on energy market dynamics and transition.

Andrei Belyi holds an honorary academic title of Adjunct Professor in Energy Law and Policy at the University of Eastern Finland. Previously, he worked at the University of Tartu (2012-15), where he co-directed EU-funded Jean Monnet modules on EU energy and climate policies. His experience includes the organisation and management of a Master programme at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow (2006-12); a visiting lectureship at the Centre for Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee (2010-14); and an early professional career at MVV Consulting GmbH in Brussels (2001-05). In 2005, he worked on a temporary basis at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels, and later conducted executive training programmes in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan on behalf of the Secretariat’s Knowledge Centre. He published several articles about the Energy Charter process, including an article in the ICDS review Diplomaatia (July 2020).

Andrei Belyi regularly publishes in Estonian business newspapers and appears in Russian-speaking Estonian mass media such as Radio4 and ETV+. In addition, he provides commentaries for the international outlets such as Bloomberg, Euractv, and the Financial Times. His publication list includes the monograph “Transnational Gas Markets and Euro-Russian Energy Relations” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Oxford Journal of World Energy Law and Business.


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