Associate Fellow, Asia Programme and Russia and Eurasia Programme
Nigel Gould-Davies
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Summary

Nigel Gould-Davies teaches at Mahidol University in Thailand. From 2010-13 he held senior government relations roles in the international energy industry in Central Asia and Southeast Asia. From 2000-10 he served in the British Foreign Office, where his roles included ambassador to Belarus, head of the economic department in Moscow, and project director in the Strategy Unit of the Policy Planning Directorate.

Dr Gould-Davies is widely published on International Relations and Soviet/post-Soviet affairs. He received his BA and MPhil from Oxford University and his PhD from Harvard University.

Expertise

  • Russia domestic policy
  • Russian foreign policy
  • International energy politics
  • Politics of Southeast Asia

Experience

2014 -

Lecturer and Programme Coordinator in International Relations, Mahidol University, Thailand

2014Visiting Professor in International Relations, Yangon University (for Johns Hopkins University)
2013-14Head of Policy and Corporate Affairs, Southeast Asia, BG Group

2010-13

Vice President, Policy and Corporate Affairs Central Asia, BG Group

2009-10

Project Director, Strategy Unit, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

2007-09 

British Ambassador to Belarus

2003-07 

Head of Economic Department, British Embassy, Moscow

2000-03

Senior Research Analyst, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

1996-2000 

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Oxford University

 

Broadcast experience

Some

Languages

  • Russian