The value that Khaznah Strategies brings to its clients is embodied in our team of professionals who bring a wealth of experience and a unique network of business contacts in various areas: the extractive industries (oil & gas and mining), M&A and financial markets, data analysis and market research. Our consultants have a combined track record of working with private and public companies in 46 countries. Projects requiring additional expertise or larger teams are staffed with consultants who partner with our firm. We maintain a network of dozens of professionals in a very broad range of specialisms: from data scientists and financial analysts to geologists and lawyers.

Peter Kaznacheev, PhD
Managing partner and lead economist

Peter Kaznacheev brings with him over 17 years of experience in emerging markets, the United Kingdom, continental Europe and the United States. His professional career includes business development and project management in the energy industry with BP, senior government advisory work, and economic research at the World Bank and the Group of Eight (G8).

John Eyre
Senior Associate

John Eyre has over 40 years of experience in the international minerals industry as minerals and environmental manager, lecturer, consultant and mineral agent in over 30 countries throughout the world. He has led minerals market analysis, economic, technical and environmental studies. He is author and co-author of over 50 academic papers, research reports or books relating to mining and minerals extraction.

Yakov Shegolyov
Senior Associate

Yakov Shegolyov has over 16 years of experience in various commercial roles in the oil & gas industry in emerging economies and in corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom. He has led large projects related to offshore and onshore oil operations in the Caspian region and globally and he also worked on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline project.

Kair Shermukhametov

Kair Shermukhametov has worked in various analytical jobs with a focus on energy and mining in Central Asia in the areas of finance and media.

Mia Peterson
Chief Financial Officer and member of the Supervisory Board

Mia Peterson has over 15 years of experience in financial control and management information with various blue chip companies such as Citigroup, Barclays Bank, BP, British Telecom, and Microsoft. Mia is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (FSA Accreditation) and is ACCA qualified.

Nicolas C. Ollivant
Director and Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Nicolas Ollivant has over 38 years of experience in corporate banking, risk management, deal structuring and information management in various financial institutions, including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and in real estate. Nicolas has worked in Russia and Eastern Europe, in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

Peter B. Heimann
Director and Member of the Supervisory Board

Peter Heimann has over 28 years of experience in the United States, Switzerland, Austria and the post-Soviet countries in banking, financial services, trading, and insurance with a specific focus on the emerging economies of Central and Eastern Europe. He has worked with major companies such as the Zurich Financial Services Group, AIG and Lehman Brothers.