Aleksandrs is a Senior Petroleum Economist at Wood Mackenzie and covers oil and gas taxation developments in Europe. Aleksandrs is regularly publishing insights with detailed economic analysis of proposed and implemented tax changes. He is also looking after fiscal models used in Upstream Research for asset valuations. Aleksandrs is often travelling within his region of responsibility to maintain and develop a wide network of research contacts, and to support clients of Wood Mackenzie.
Aleksandrs joined Wood Mackenzie in 2010 as an Analyst for Russia Upstream Research. He spent four years in the team, having acquired a deep understanding of the Russian upstream industry, including oil and gas production, costs, taxation and regulation, corporate landscape, Russia’s energy policy and politics. He also covered taxation developments in Central Asia and the Caspian region.
Aleksandrs graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga with a BSc degree in Economics and Business in 2008. In 2010 he was awarded a MSc degree in International Economics and Finance from Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg.
Mohammed graduated from the University of Liverpool with an LLB (Hons.) degree in 2007.He then commenced his legal career as Asst. Legal Counsel (Projects) with Qatar Petroleum in 2007. After completing the BVC program at the College of Law in London, Mohammed was called to Bar of England and Wales as the first Qatari Barrister in 2009. Following which, he worked as a Bar-at-Law with McNair Chambers focusing on international commercial arbitration and litigation. Following a brief spell in the mining industry as head of legal for Qatar Mining, Mohammed is currently with Qatar Petroleum as General Counsel and Board Secretary.