Degree in Management; studied in Europe, Russia and China. Several years' experience in advisory/management in mining and energy. Former Member, BCG, advising multiple leading companies globally; later held various management positions. Chief Executive Officer, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), a leading producer of natural resources. With over 80,000 employees on four continents, ERG is one of the largest employers in the industry. Investor in high-tech start-ups, including MVS, which was sold to Platts/Dow Jones in 2013. Author of China Champions, a Financial Times publication. Interest lies in international, CIS and East Asian economic and geopolitical relations.