Club Discussion And Dinner: “The Energy Stakes Of The Ukrainian Crisis For The Black Sea And Caspian Region – Winter 2014/2015 And Beyond”
October 30th, 2014, Thursday
On 30 October 2014, the Reform Union Club held a discussion and dinner for its members and guests in Serdika Hall of Grand Hotel Sofia. The aim of the discussion was to raise the level of awareness of corporate and public leaders in the conditions of the constantly changing market situation and the volatile global trends in the energy markets. Specific focus was given to the analysis of the situation in the Russian oil and gas sector and its repercussions on energy security in Europe, its effects on business and an overview of its consequences for Bulgaria.
The participants in this event had the privilege to profit by the expertise in the sphere of global energy trends of Mr. Mikhail Krutikhin – a special guest at the discussion. Mikhail Krutikhin is a leading analyst and consultant on issues connected with the oil and gas industry/policy in Russia. He is the cofounder of RusEnergy, a Moscow-based consulting agency, as well as the editor-in-chief of the “Russian Energy” weekly newsletter. Before that, he held the positions of editor-in-chief of “Russian Petroleum Investor” and editor at “Caspian Investor”. Between 1972 and 1992, he worked for the ITAR-TASS news agency in Moscow, Cairo, Damascus, Tehran and Beirut, reaching the post of regional director. Mr. Krutikhin graduated from Moscow State University majoring in Iranian linguistics, and later obtained his Ph.D. in modern history.