James Henderson suceeded Howard Rogers as Director of the Natural Gas Research Programme in October 2016 having joined the institute in 2010 as Senior Research Fellow contributing works for the Gas and Oil Programmes covering Russia and CIS issues as well as global energy matters that affect the region.
James Henderson has been analysing the Russian oil and gas industry for the past 20 years. Having been Head of Energy for Wood Mackenzie Consultants in the mid-1990s he moved to Moscow as Head of Oil & Gas Research for Renaissance Capital in 1997, and in 1999 became Head of Equity Research. Having returned to the UK in 2002 he became Head of Russia at Lambert Energy Advisory while also studying for his doctoral thesis on partnership in the Russian oil and gas industry at the University of London, which he completed in 2010.
He is a BP Professor of Energy at the Skolkovo Management School in Moscow and lectures on energy issues at a number of universities in Europe. His publications include numerous papers on the Russian oil and gas sector, a 2010 book entitled “Non-Gazprom Gas Producers in Russia”, the co-editing of “The Russian Gas Matrix: How Markets are Driving Change” for OIES and the recently published “International Partnership in Russia” .