Recent studies have focused on the importance of fighting corruption and transitioning to the standards of the EU energy market, but Zaslavskiy argues that Ukraine also needs large-scale and quick privatisation of its hydrocarbon sector. Without a strong market foundation, populist demands will continue to overtake energy policy-making in the future.


  • Ilya Zaslavskiy, Senior Visiting Fellow, Legatum Institute


  • Anne Applebaum, Director, Transitions Forum, Legatum Institute

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About the Speaker

Ilya Zaslavskiy is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute writing about energy reform. His consulting and research focuses on strategy and regulatory risks analysis for the oil and gas industry in developing countries in Eurasia. He is also researching the spread of corrupt and corrosive practices from Russia and the other former Soviet states into the US and the EU. Zaslavskiy remains an Academy Associate with Chatham House where he was a Robert Bosch fellow with the Russia and Eurasia Programme in 2014. He is now based in the US where he has authored several publications on Russia's energy sector, sanctions and corrosive practices. He holds an MPhil in international relations from the University of Oxford and Executive Master of management in energy from the BI Norwegian Business School.