Dr Marat Terterov is the Founder and Executive Director of the Brussels Energy Club, an NGO organising regular discussions with high level energy executives and government officials. He founded the European Geopolitical Forum, and is the Principal Coordinator of the Energy Charter Secretariat, an international energy security organisation.

Dr Terterov holds a D.Phil. (PhD) and has over 20 years professional experience working with Russia, the former-Soviet Union and the Middle East in the domain of energy, investment, business development, security, geopolitics and government relations. He has written widely on the countries of these regions and appears frequently as a source of independent thinking and analysis in the international media. He is a frequent contributor to countless international conferences, roundtables and other public meetings. He speaks English and Russian fluently, while also being conversational in Egyptian Arabic and having very basic knowledge of French.