John Lough is an associate fellow of the Russia & Eurasia Programme.
He began his career as an analyst at the Soviet Studies (later Conflict Studies) Research Centre focusing on Soviet/Russian security policy. He spent six years with NATO and was the first Alliance representative to be based in Moscow (1995-1998).
He gained direct experience of the Russian oil & gas industry at TNK-BP as a manager in the company’s international affairs team (2003-2008).
From 2008 to 2016, he ran the Russia & CIS practice at BGR Gabara, a public affairs and strategy consulting company.
Alongside his work with Chatham House, he has his own consultancy business that focuses on managing investment risk in emerging markets.
|2016 - present||Managing director, JBKL Advisory Ltd|
|2008 - present||Senior research fellow, Institute for Statecraft, Oxford|
|2008-16||Vice president, BGR Gabara|
|2003-08||International affairs advisor, TNK-BP|
|2001-03||Managing director, The PBN Company Ltd|
|1998 - 2001||Information representative, Central and Eastern Europe, NATO Office of Information and Press|
|1995-98||NATO information representative, Moscow|
|1989-95||Lecturer/senior lecturer, Soviet (later Conflict) Studies Research Centre, Sandhurst|