4th London Gas & LNG Forum 2017 Speakers


Gulmira Rzayeva

Senior Research Fellow, Center for Strategic Studies (SAM) Under the President of Azerbaijan

Ms. Gulmira Rzayeva is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, visiting research fellow at the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies (OIES), non- resident scholar at Hazar Enstitutu (HASEN) based in Istanbul. Her area of expertise includes energy security covering issues such as the energy policy of Azerbaijan and Black Sea/Caspian region energy security, Turkish domestic natural gas market.

As part of her engagements in the field of energy security, she has worked at the Moscow Carnegie Center as a visiting research fellow and the Finish Aleksanteri Institute of the Helsinki University and lectured on the topic at the Universities of Helsinki, Jouensuu and Tampere.
Her other engagements in this field include a fellowship awarded by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Silk Road Studies Program, a joint program of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University/USA and the Stockholm-based Institute for Security and Development Policy/Sweden financed by the Rumsfeld Foundation, USA. Over time she has participated as an invited speaker at a number of international conferences on energy security issues in Europe, the US and Asia.

Ms Rzayeva has a BA in international relations from the Baku Slavic University and an MA in Global Affairs from the University of Buckingham, UK, and has published several scholarly publications focusing on her area of expertise.
She is a co-author of the report entitled “Strategic Imperative: Azerbaijani Gas Strategy and the EU’s Southern Corridor” pub- lished at the SAM Review Journal of CSS and “Natural Gas in the Turkish Domestic Energy Market: Policies and Challenges” to be published at OIES in October.