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I first visited Russia in 1991, and lived there on-and-off until October 2022. I decided to leave after the CCCS (a  Indian Government internal think-tank) invited and paid for me to go to New Delhi and give a presentation on Russia-China relations, and specifically asked me to talk about Vladimir Putin and Ukraine.

I am former Professor of International Business at the Baikal School of BRICS, Irkutsk National Research Technical University. I mainly taught high-tech management to Chinese students.

I am also a former Visiting Professor at the School of Asian Studies, situated within the Higher School of Economics (HSE) National Research University in Moscow. For two years I taught an entire Masters degree module on “Russia’s Asia Foreign Policy”. This includes Russia’s relations with China, Japan, the two Korea’s, Mongolia, South East Asia, India, Pakistan etc

Before that I was Head/Director of “International Centre for Eurasian Research”, School of Public Policy, RANEPA (Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration), Moscow.

Before joining RANEPA, I lived in China for two years, and wrote a “White Paper” for AustCham (Australian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai) on reform of the Chinese financial sector. This report was publicly launched in Shanghai on 26 February 2016 by then Australian Treasurer, Scott Morrison.


Prior to that, I was research consultant to “Shanghai Institute of International Financial Centre (SIIFC), Shanghai University of Finance and Economics”.


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Before moving to China, I lived in Moscow for a number of years.

Language skills are: Russian and some Chinese.

I wrote a 100,000 word history based organizational psychology book entitled “Dictatorial CEOs and their Lieutenants: Inside the Executive Suites of Napoleon, Stalin, Ataturk, Mussolini, Hitler and Mao”. An ex-Governor (CEO) of Reserve Bank of Australia wrote that this book is: “Unorthodox in style, but rich in substance”.


Prior to the above, I was Chief Economist of HSBC (Australia) and a former economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Treasury, and the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. I was heavily involved in tax reform as Economics and Taxation Policy Adviser with a major Australian business association..

I have degrees on economics and history.

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