Andrei Kosko
Senior Counsel, Belarus
Andrei brings with him 5+ years of professional experience in public administration, international relationships and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) both from government and private sectors.

Responsibilities in Kesarev

  • Overall management of client relations in Belarus;
  • Regulatory monitoring and strategic advice;
  • Outreach to government bodies.

Professional experience


Andrei started his career at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus where he conducted research on energy security. Later he moved to the Ministry of Economy as a Specialist of the Department of Economic Integration where he provided analytical support for Belarus's position on energy and other types of policy in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the Union State of Belarus and Russia and on Belarus' accession to the WTO.

From 2020 to 2021, Andrei headed the international relations department of the largest gas company in Belarus, providing analysis of the world's leading gas consumer markets and on the creation of the common EAEU gas market, including political risks analysis.

Background

Andrei graduated with Honours from the Energy Faculty of the Belarusian State Agrarian Technical University. In 2018 he completed his postgraduate studies at the Institute of Energy of the Belarussian National Academy of Sciences.

Additionally, Andrei studied WTO trade law with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore (Singapore), and the trade aspects of the Belt and Road Initiative at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing, China). In 2018-2019, he completed international courses on ESG and energy policy at Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (Ketura, Israel) and international trade law at Belarusian State Economic University (Minsk, Belarus).

Andrei is the author of two non-fiction books on international energy relations and regularly lectures on energy and climate policy.

Languages

Andrei is fluent in Belarussian, Russian and English, with a working knowledge of Chinese.