Research Expert, Free Russia Foundation (FRF), and an Academy Associate, Chatham House. He writes on Eurasian energy and kleptocracy for FRF, Hudson Institute, Atlantic Council, Martens Centre and other U.S. and EU think tanks. Previously he was Senior Visiting Fellow, Legatum Institute, and Bosch Fellow, Chatham House. He heads Free Speech, LLC which runs a project on the export of corrosive practices from post-Soviet states to the West. Besides academic work, Ilya provides consultancy services for Western energy firms, analyzing regulatory risks in developing countries. He holds an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford and an Executive Master in Management of Energy from BI Norwegian Business School.